Scouting is the largest co-educational youth organisation in the world. In the UK there are 400,000 young people supported by almost 100,000 adult volunteers.
Scouting is open to people of all faiths, and offers equal opportunity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, social, religious or ethnic background.
It offers young people the chance to learn through doing by having fun and adventure in a safe environment.
Scouting helps young people become self-reliant, responsible and caring citizens.
The purpose of scouting is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.