In the United Kingdom, there are about 400,000 young people involved in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network.
The kind of activity a Scout will do will depend on which section they belong to. Each section has a balanced programme with activities, badges and awards specific to the age range.
- Beaver Scouts are aged 6 – 8 years old
- Cub Scouts are 8-10½
- Scouts are 10½–14
- Explorer Scouts are 14–18
- Network Scouts are 18–25
- Active Supporters are over 18