Skills for Life

Over 4,000 members aged between 4 and 25 are taking part in the fun, challenge and adventure of Scouting in Somerset every day! 1,000 adult volunteers across our County help our youth members to shape their own adventure.

Welcome to Somerset Scouts

Two years after Scouting was suspended nationally, in the first Covid-19 lockdown, we are now enjoying the brighter weather of spring and the ability to resume our more typical Scouting activities.

To celebrate, we are launching –

The County Commissioner’s Challenge 2022

This is completely inclusive for all sections – from Squirrel Scouts to Network.  The County Commissioner’s Challenge is intended to inspire sections to work together and take part in activities which will encourage us as we bounce back from the effects of the pandemic, whilst considering some of the positive outcomes we have experienced in our communities during the last two years.  It’s youth shaped (select or design your own challenges to complete collectively) and focused around four main themes.  The best part is possibly the cool (and very large) new uniform badge, which can be worn by all participants.

You’ll find all the details HERE

Enjoy the Challenge, make new friends, learn something new and have fun!

Elizabeth Henderson (County Commissioner)

March 2022

Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.

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Latest news

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21st May 2022

Duke of Edinburgh Gold award, leads to Buckingham Palace invite!

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9th May 2022

Somerset scouts join Ten Tors challenge

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10th Apr 2022

County Awards Presentation

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24th Mar 2022

County Commissioner’s Challenge

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Adult training

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Introduction to Residential Experiences (16)

06th Jul 2022


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Achieving Growth (Managers & Supporters only)

09th Jul 2022


9:00 am - 5:30 pm


Woodhouse Park Activity Centre, Fernhill, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4LX

Supporting Young People (14)

09th Jul 2022


1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Wells Scout HQ, Kennion Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2NP

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