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 third national lockdown begins to ease, Scouting in Somerset (and the rest of England) has once again returned to the AMBER state of alert.

This means that section meetings can take place outdoors only.

No residential activities.

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

You can check the latest readiness levels 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 face to face meetings recommence… please do keep alert and mindful of the continuing risks.

Stay safe, Somerset.

Elizabeth Henderson (County Commissioner)

March 2021

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

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21st Apr 2021

New Executive Members ?

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12th Apr 2021

Activity Risk Assessments – April 2021

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12th Apr 2021

Getting Back Together Safely [April Update]

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16th Mar 2021

Governance Support Webinars

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