Join the Adventure

Our young members tell us they love to explore, have fun, and build the friendships the Scouts has to offers. Our older members say the Scouts boosted their CV and made it easier to socialise in the workplace. We say the Scouts offers everyone an hour a week of joy with lifelong friends.

The Movement’s motto is ‘Be Prepared’, prepared for everything life throws at you and when you cannot prepare yourself, the Scouts offers a family you can rely on. We help children and young adults across Lewisham reach their full potential, developing skills like teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness, and commitment. We can’t solve the problems of the world but we can give it a good try.

What do Scouts do?

In 1907 Lord Robert Baden-Powell held a camp for 20 boys on an island about 3 hours from London. Since then the Scout Movement has grown to become a multi-national organisation across 216 countries hosting over 31 million people at events each week. We take part in outdoor activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, and expeditions; as well as building indoor skills like cooking, photography, and storytelling. As a Scout, you will learn how to survive, first aid, how to build an app, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for everyone.


Beavers is for 6 to 8 years and is the beginning of your adventures with Scouts!

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Develop new skills and soar to great heights with Cubs, for 8 to 10 1/2 years.

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Scouts is for 10 1/2 to 14 years, with new challenges and new adventures.

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At Explorers, for 14 to 18 years, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories.

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Create, organize and take part in events and projects with other 18 to 25 year olds in Network.

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Active Support

Essentially Active Support is a group of adults who wish in some way to provide ‘active support’ to local Scouting.

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What do volunteers do?

This everyday adventure is only possible because of the work of our army of adult volunteers. They support the Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people or driving the minibus to helping other adults or providing administrative support to the organisation. In return, we provide training and support, a social network, and adult-only adventures to ensure our volunteers get the most out of Scouting.

Our award-winning training scheme provides you with the support to do the role you choose to do, whilst equipping you with skills for life. Just ask yourself: what do you want to get out of Scouting and how can we help you achieve that goal? Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

Vacant Volunteering Opportunities


Share your skills and gain news ones as a volunteer. You don’t need to be Bear Grylls

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