Scouts are the third youth section within the Scout Movement, and the last section within a Scout Group. Scouts are aged from 10½ to 14 years old and are open to both male and female children.
All of the Scout Groups within the Malling District offer the Scout section, with some Groups having more than one. To find your local Scout Group, visit our Groups and Units page.
Scouts have an exciting, varied and interesting programme which is a combination of learning, having fun and exploring through organised activities. It is participating in a balanced programme that enables the Scouts to experience Scouting. Scouts are encouraged to plan their own activities as part of their programme and work as a team. "Participation" rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for their achievements. Being outdoors is important and half the programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting. The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Scout Section.
To find your nearest Scout Troop, use our Contact Us form, and simply by giving us your address details, we will get back to you with the relevant details of the local Scout Troop. Most Scout Troops will be glad to let you stay for a night or two to see if you like it. If you enjoy it, you can find out how to become a full member from the Scout Leaders at your chosen Scout Troop. Some Scout Troops may have waiting lists, therefore it is advised to enquire with your chosen Scout Troop.