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The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries. Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are 'learning by doing,' when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.


The Purpose of Scouting

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

The Values of Scouting

As Scouts we are guided by these values:

  • We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
  • Respect
  • We have self-respect and respect for others.
  • Care
  • We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
  • Belief
  • We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
  • Cooperation
  • We make a positive difference; we cooperate with others and make friends.

  • The Scout Method

    Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:

    • enjoy what they are doing and have fun;
    • take part in activities indoors and outdoors;
    • learn by doing;
    • share in spiritual reflection;
    • take responsibility and make choices;
    • undertake new and challenging activities; and
    • make and live by their Promise.

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    Further Information


    City of Nottingham Scouting

    There are around 1350 members of the Scout Association within the City of Nottingham Scout District. Our members attend 25 Scout Groups in all areas of the City. We are registered in England as Charity Number 1027539.


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