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National Programmes

    National Programmes

    Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is one of the most important things that sets Scouts apart.

    It's exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.

    We offer hundreds of activities, as diverse as canoeing, abseiling, staged performance, caving, and even flying. There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.

    How our programme works

    Every young person in Scouting enjoys a balanced programme of activities, events and experiences, based around subject areas we call National Programmes.

    The programmes vary depending on which of our sections the young person is in, but they cover a huge range of activities, from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world.

    Together we help Scouts get the most out of their Scouting experience by including elements from as many programmes as possible within the activities on offer. And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own programme.

    Activities are an integral part of Scouting. But as well as being challenging physically, our activities help young people set and achieve goals and grow in confidence.

    Want to get involved?

    Search for your local group to find out what's happening and how you can be a part of the adventure.