What we do

What we do.

We are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25 year olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

We help provide young people with skills for life and encourage them to do more, learn more and be more.

Scouting gives young people the skills to succeed. These include:
•   Character skills like resilience, initiative, independence and tenacity
•   Employability skills like leadership, teamwork and problem solving
•   Practical skills like coding, cooking and First Aid.

Each week UK Scouting gives over 460,000 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. Young people experience teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

We believe in bringing people together, celebrating diversity and standing against intolerance. We are a worldwide movement of over 30 million, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

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Building Skills for Life

Interested in volunteering in your community?

In Hitchin District, we have over 1,200 members with 13 Scout Groups and 4 Explorer Scout Units and, each week, we help young people develop the skills to succeed in life. But this can only happen thanks to our brilliant volunteers.

Volunteering is much easier than you think. With full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. We have loads of opportunities both behind the scenes and directly supporting young people.

Not only is it incredibly rewarding and great fun, you’ll learn some brilliant skills transferable to the workplace and further education. We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don’t need to have been a Scout or know how to light a fire!

You just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together!

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Adult volunteering outdoors