What we do

We develop skills for life

In essence, this sums up what we want to achieve in Scouting.  To provide young people with a range of skills, experiences and opportunities that will help them develop as individuals and members of our community.

We have fun

This is really important! 

We install values

By following the promise and law, we encourage friendships and positive characteristics that allow young people to improve their self-confidence.

As Scouts, we all love camping!

2019 was more of a challenge, when Charnwood International became “Charnmud" instead…  

1 of our Scouts was one of the lucky ones to be included in the interview given by Bear Grylls when he dropped in at the beginning of the week.

Amazing but true…

  • 11 of the 12 people to walk on the moon were Scouts.
  • Scouts have stood on the summit of Everest and at the South Pole.
  • Scouts are public spirited – all our leaders are volunteers and nearly half (47%) volunteer outside of Scouts too.
  • Over 160,000 adult volunteers in Scouting learn new skills, make new friends and make a positive impact in their communities.
  • We offer over 200 activities from abseiling and coding to drama and water-zorbing.
  • Over a quarter of UK Scouting’s membership is female.
  • We offer hundreds of different volunteer roles from management positions to behind the scenes roles like driving the minibus or painting and decorating.
  • 1 person began Scouts in 1907; today 640,000 Scouts take part in the UK and 50 million around the world.
  • What have Barack Obama, David Beckham, Paul McCartney, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Richard Branson and Jamie Oliver all got in common? They were (or are) all Scouts.
  • In 2018, Scouts set a new Guinness World Record for the largest human fleur de lis made up of 455 people at CarFest North with Scout Ambassador, Chris Evans and Chief Scout, Bear Grylls.
  • Our Patron is HM The Queen.