Skills for Life

Over 4,000 members aged between 6 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

Somerset Scouting offers fun, challenge and adventure to around 4,500 members aged between 6 and 25 …. things are a bit different at the moment, in 2021. The following message is from our County Commissioner.

As the restrictions gradually ease nationally, Scouting in Somerset (and the rest of England) is now at the YELLOW state of alert.

This means that section meetings can take place outdoors and indoors, as long as appropriate social distancing is observed.

No residential activities are allowed, except for small expeditions of no more than 6 participants.

For activities involving young people, there is no limit on group size, but you must remain as only one section, meeting independently of others.

You can check the latest readiness levels and obtain all the latest guidance and advice on The Scouts website.

In these unprecedented times, whilst so much is uncertain and unknown for our young people, Scouting still strives to be a constant – offering stability, fun and…. skills for life.

As national restrictions ease, the vaccination programme is rolled out and most of Somerset’s groups are meeting face to face once again… please do keep alert and mindful of the continuing risks.

Stay safe, Somerset.

Elizabeth Henderson (County Commissioner)

May 2021

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 2021

First Aid Training – Update May 2021

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17th May 2021

Nights Away in Yellow

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17th May 2021

Readiness level Yellow

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21st Apr 2021

New Executive Members ?

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Upcoming events

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Responding to Covid-19 Workshop

06th Jul


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Virtual, the link for the workshop will be sent by e-mail 48 hours before the Session.

Project Kenya 2022

August, 2022


All Day



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