Scouts is all about fun, challenges and adventure - We are the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering young people, aged 6 to 25 years, fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Loughborough District provides scouting opportunities across Loughborough and surrounding villages including with units meeting in Loughborough, Castle Donington, Kegworth, Diseworth, Hathern, Long Whatton and Shepshed.
Scouting helps children and young adults 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. Thereís something for every young person. Itís a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
Scouting offers young people with tremdendous opportunities, but it is only made possible by our adult volunteers - and of course it is incredibly rewarding. Volunteers don't need any specific skills or experience, we work in teams help develop each other, share skills and provide support - likewise full training is provided.
Adults can get involved at all levels, from helping to run an activity, joining the leadership team for a specific event, joining one of the executive committees, helping to maintain a building, or even joining the district management team. There really is something to suit everyone.
Volunteers don't need any specific skills or experience, we work in teams to help develop each other and our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.