Proud to be preparing young people with #SkillsForLife

As Scouts, we are committed to preparing more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.

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6 - 8 years


Make friends and try new indoor and outdoor activities

8-10½ years


Learn practical skills while having adventures with friends 


10½-14 years



Build confidence, resilience and a sense of adventure


14-18 years

Take the lead, work together, and embrace new experiences


18-25 years

Hone employability skills and achieve top awards

Do more.

We believe young people  deserve the skills to succeed and  a place to belong. That’s why we  offer fun, adventure and skills  for life to over 450,000 young  people aged 6-25 across the UK.

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Recruiting Volunteers
Member Resources
Scout Shop

Supporting face to face Scouting

477 Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1FW

open Wednesdays 1800-2030

badge collection from bottom of drive for orders received before 6pm Tuesday.

Cash and cheque accepted

email: blackwoods.shop@yahoo.com

Grow Your Group

All Groups are invited and encouraged to attend these workshops. The District are investing heavily in this support programme for our volunteers. The more volunteers attend from each Group, the more the Group will benefit.

This programme delivers more support to Groups than has been offered for many, many years.

Be more.
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Do more.
Grow more.
Be more.

A set of workshops that look at adult recruitment, engaging with parents, marketing and publicity. The workshops are fun and informative and give you a chance to pick up new ideas and share successes.




Workshop 1                      

Workshop 2 

Workshop 3 

Thursday 23rd January 

Saturday 25th January

Saturday 29th February

Saturday 28th March

Saturday 9th May

Youth Commissioners Community Challenge 2020

As Scouts, we’re always striving to leave the world a little better than we found it.

Over the last one hundred years, the issues we’ve tackled have evolved and changed, but our young people’s drive to make a positive impact remains constant

In the summer of 2015, the UK Scout Association launched A Million Hands, a social action programme to give half a million young people the support they need to tackle the issues they care about and to make a positive impact in their communities.

The City of Nottingham Scouts have not participated in A Million Hands as a District.

This is changing for 2020.

Our Youth Commissioner has set the following challenge to all our Scout Groups:

Identify a real issue within your local community and determine how you/your section can address this issue using the power of food to bring people of different ages together.


The District recognises the need for improved communications, both internally and externally. As a consequence we are introducing a general communication policy, and a social media policy. The communication policy and social media policy are now available.

Nights Away

Form NAN's online submissions have now been transferred to this website. The District Team can view all notifications received.