Tell me more about Network...
‘Last week we were out in the Brecon Beacons. This week we’re up in the Lakes helping some
Scouts take their first trip on the water. Where else can you make a difference and have an
excellent time yourself? Scouting – it’s recommended.’
Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement. From the time of Baden-
Powell, there have been arrangements for young people who wanted to continue after their
time in the Scout Section, and in 1967, Venture Scouts were formed from the existing Senior
Scout and Rover Scout Sections.
During the late 1990s we decided that, to meet the changing needs of young people, there
should be two sections for the over-14s: Explorer Scouts for 14 to 18-year-olds, and the Scout
Network for 18 to 25s.
Scout Network allows 18 to 25 year-olds who have an interest in both Scouting and their own personal development, and ultimately want to
have fun, the opportunity to do so.
Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of a Scout Network
Example activities include:
Abseiling, award work, bowling, camping, circus skills, climbing, cooking, games, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering, shooting and
Young adults aged between 18 and 25 are eligible to register as Scout Network members, subject to a satisfactory criminal records check.
To find details of your nearest Scout Network, click the 'join' link at the top of this page, or contact the Information Centre at
If you're moving away from home, for example to go to university, you can carry on Scouting through Scout Network (or as an adult volunteer)
by informing your County Commissioner or similar that you are relocating. They will be able to put you in contact with the County
Commissioner for the area you are moving to and pass them your details.
Another option is SSAGO, the Student Scout and Guide Organisation.
SSAGO has branches at many universities and is open to all students at university or higher education college in the UK.
Mid Glamorgan Area Scout Council is a UK Registered Charity No: 515965