SECTIONS

Scouting was started over 100 years ago by Robert Baden-Powell and has grown to be the largest co-educational youth
movement in the world with nearly 30 million members worldwide, and 500,000 in the UK alone.
The Scout Association has a youth training programme which is divided into five sections. A section is a group of young people working together, learning new skills and having fun at the same time.

  • Beaver Scouts is aimed at girls and boys aged 6 to 8. Depending on places Beavers can start at 5 3/4.
  • Cub Scouts is aimed at girls and boys aged 8 to 10.5.
  • Scouts is aimed at girls and boys aged 10.5 to 14
  • Explorer Scouts is aimed at young people aged 14 to 18
  • Scout Network is for young adults aged 18-25

The Leaders for each section will be able to give you more information about the programme, typical activities and other useful information about the section.

If you want any more information on HOW TO JOIN please use  Contact Us at the top of the page.

If you want like to know more the Scout Association website has loads of information about Scouting.

2nd Nene is an Air Scout Group and offer the same programme as other groups, with additional air based activities.

In case you are looking for a references to Ventures, Senior Scouts or Rovers these three sections have been withdrawn from Scouting and replaced with others.

Co-educational

The Scout Association is a co-educational organisation that means girls as well as boys can join. Female leaders have been a part of Scouting since the beginning, and since 1991 girls have been able to join all sections. Nationally girls now make up about 20% of the total membership. Since 2007 all sections and groups have totally co-educational.

We continue to work closely with Girlguiding UK which is our sister organisation.

Adult Volunteers

Scouting isn’t just for young people, there are loads of opportunities for adults to volunteer. Don’t worry if you’ve never been involved, or left when you were 10 you are not alone. The Scout Association has a flexible adult training scheme which recognises what you already know, and helps you develop skills which you may have never used or are a little rusty. Our volunteering opportunities are flexible to fit around your lifestyle