About us

About Us

Scouting is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 4 to 25-year-olds fun, challenging activities and personal development that make a positive impact in local communities.

Scouting provides a platform for young people and adults to reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing.

As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

About Cambridgeshire Scouts

Cambridgeshire Scouts has over 6,400 members supported by about 2,050 adult volunteers.

We have 108 Scout Groups and 44 Explorer Units, and growing, spread across eight Scout Districts all delivering a high-quality programme.

Each of our eight Scout districts is led by a District Commissioner (or DC team). We cover a large geographical area and have groups in all the major cities, towns and many villages including Cambridge, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Ely, St. Ives, St. Neots, Cambourne, Northstowe, Newmarket, March & Wisbech just to mention a few.

Think you know Scouting? Think again!

If you still think Scouting is just about boys, tents and woggles, then take a look at our video and you might just change your mind. With well over 200 activities on offer and half a million members across the UK (including 60,000 girls), Scouting offers everyday adventure to young people and adult volunteers.

Get involved

There’s lots of ways you can get more involved with Scouts as a parent, carer or family member.

From helping out occasionally on a family rota or playing a vital role behind the scenes, to stepping up as a leader, our volunteering activities are as varied as you.
We’re talking tidy uppers and tea makers, session planners and fire builders, fundraisers and treasurers, and all-round team players to support our young people.

The good news is you shape what you do and the time you have to give. Scouts happens when a lot of us give a little (and no, you don’t have to be a Scout or outdoors expert to volunteer).

Search your nearest group to find out how you can be a part of the adventure.

or complete our Microsoft form using this link

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls