Scout Network is our fifth and final section for 18-25 year olds.

What do Network members get up to?

Whether you’re completely new to Scouts or have been with us since you were 5 years old, joining is a great way to meet new people, seek out new challenges and see the world. Growing up doesn’t mean growing old.

Scout Network connects 20,000 18-25 year olds across the UK, and gives them the opportunity to take part in a huge range of exciting projects and events centred on the themes of ‘Adventure’, ‘Community’ and ‘International’. Whether you’re organising a local meet-up or a once in a lifetime trip to the Amazon, it’s all about working together to build new skills, seek out new experiences and make a difference in the world.

You run Scout Network: decide on your activity, find a group of people who want to take part and register your group with the district. Whether you want to meet every week and build skills as a team, or plan an expedition for your Queen Scout Award, Scout Network is the place you can do it. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Top Awards

Scout Network members seek out the opportunities to build their CVs and discover potential career choices. There are two major schemes within Scouting that help them to do this in a fun way: the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Top Awards Scheme. If you are one of the ambitious ones, you could be part of a very exclusively group of people who hold the Queen Scout Award, an award that will make your CV stand out with a bang. Throughout Explorers and Scout Network you will have the opportunity to work towards your Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, as well as your Chief Scout’s Platinum, Chief Scout’s Diamond and ultimately your Queen’s Scout Award.

If you want to learn more, come join us!


Yes, Scout Network members wear a a Scout uniform and yes you can earn badges. As the oldest section, Scout Network members are asked to represent Scouting at National Events in support of the Queen and State. In addition you are also a role model to younger sections, so wear your uniform with pride!

Not all Scout Network members are leaders, however as a Scout Network member you have the opportunity to support another section, complete your leadership training modules and build a future for yourself within Scouting after the structured sections come to an end. If you have any questions about the volunteering opportunities available to you, you can find them here.