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

I am proud to be taking on the role of County Commissioner following Liz being recruited to be the Chief Commissioner of England.  Grateful thanks to Liz who had worked hard to create a strong county, recognising she had been talent hunted by the UK team.

The County is actively moving out of our pandemic operation and our groups are busy and active and mostly our youth numbers and adult numbers are close to the pre pandemic levels.

Our Volunteers have worked hard to ensure their compliance with their mandatory Safeguarding and Safety training to ensure that Scouting in our County is delivered safely.

Looking forward, we have a contingent travelling to Korea for the World Scout Jamboree in 2023. Training camps and events are well underway to prepare for this adventure. We also have a strong team of adults supporting our County trip to Kenya where we are taking over 50 Somerset Explorer Scouts to rekindle our links with 3 primary schools in Nakaru supported by Melon Mission.

Dawn Wilson
County Commissioner
September 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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Upcoming events

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Event
Adult Hill Walking Weekend – March 2024
When

08th Mar 2024 - 10th Mar 2024

Time

All Day

Location

The Batchelor's Hall, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6SL

Event
Explorer Scout Young Leader Training Weekend – March 2024
When

16th Mar 2024 - 17th Mar 2024

Time

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

HUISH WOODS SCOUT CAMPSITE, WEST HATCH, TAUNTON

Event
County Cub Scout Fun Day 2024
When

11th May 2024

Time

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Crealy Theme Park, Sidmouth Rd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DR

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Adult training

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Event
Promoting Positive Behaviour (15)
When

21st Feb 2024

Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

VIRTUAL TRAINING HOSTED AND DELIVERED BY HEREFORD & WORCESTER SCOUTS

Event
First Aid (10a & 10b)
When

25th Feb 2024

Time

9:15 am - 4:15 pm

Location

Somerton Scout HQ, King Ina Road, Somerton

Event
Scouting for All (7)
When

27th Feb 2024

Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

VIRTUAL TRAINING HOSTED AND DELIVERED BY HEREFORD & WORCESTER SCOUTS

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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