Info for parents

Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to almost half a million girls and boys across the UK. Offering over 200 different activities from abseiling and archery to drama, street sports and water zorbing, Scouting helps 6-25 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities.

What do Scouts do?

Scouts is where young people make new friends, have amazing adventures, and learn new skills.

Hundreds of young people across Barnet benefit every single week from our exciting programme. It’s not always the big things like trips, camps or adventurous activities; sometimes it’s the little things like giving them some independence, teaching them social skills or getting them to work in a team.

Scouting gives young people the skills to succeed in life.
How it works:


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


Develop new skills and soar to great heights with Cubs, for 8 to 10½ year olds.


Scouts is for 10½ to 14 year olds, with new challenges and new adventures.


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


Share your skills and gain new ones as a volunteer.


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Look up your local Scout Group, because you’ve got a safe, practical community who will encourage and support you.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls