About us

We prepare young people with skills for life

About us

Scouting is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun, challenging activities and personal development that make a positive impact in local communities.

Scouting provides a platform for young people and adults to reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

About Somerset Scouts

Somerset Scouts has over 4,000 members supported by about 1,000 adult volunteers, covering the whole of Somerset. Our County is split into 3 districts – Moors and Coastal, East Somerset and Blackdown, each of which is led by a District Commissioner (or DC team). We cover a large geographical area and have groups in all the major towns and many villages including Taunton, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Frome, Shepton Mallet, Wells, Cheddar just to mention a few.

Think you know Scouting? Think again!

If you still think Scouting is just about boys, tents and woggles, then take a look at our video and you might just change your mind. With well over 200 activities on offer and half a million members across the UK (including 60,000 girls), Scouting offers everyday adventure to young people and adult volunteers.

Get involved

Search your nearest group to find out how you can be a part of the adventure.

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