Enjoy adventure and a sense of belonging through Scouting:

Scouts believe in bringing people together to enjoy fun, friendship and adventure in a place they can belong. This sense of belonging creates a healthy environment which helps prepare young people and adult volunteers with skills for life. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

We believe in bringing people together, celebrating diversity and we always stand against intolerance. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures. Our Scout values of integrity, respect, care, belief and cooperation guide everything we do where positive health and wellbeing play a key role.

Groups throughout the Borders:

Our 14 Scout groups across the Scottish Borders (Cardrona, Duns, Earlston, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Hawick, Innerleithen, Jedburgh, Kelso, Lauderdale, Melrose, Peebles, Selkirk, and West Linton) offer exciting opportunities to more than 1000 boys and girls from 6 to 18 years. From Beavers to Cubs, then onto Scouts followed by Explorer Scouts, you’ll enjoy some incredible activities. Our young people are supported by a team of over 400 amazing adult volunteers who shape and deliver an inspiring programme. There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world.

As well as hiking, healthy eating and camping badges, our Scouts can develop skills in IT, PR and mechanics. Our activity badges allow Scouts to demonstrate their progress in various pursuits, and help them to form new interests and friendships.

Amazing volunteer experiences:​

Scouts offers lots of new opportunities for adults too. By becoming a valued volunteer, you will meet new people, feel part of your community and gain more confidence to try new experiences. There is also the chance to make a difference to young people’s lives, get fit and have a lot of fun.

Scouting can battle stress, says Bear Grylls:

“Volunteering helps take your mind off your own worries and gives you a renewed sense of purpose and perspective,” says Bear Grylls the UK Scout Chief. “And there’s overwhelming evidence that volunteering helps battle stress and anxiety, which so many of us can be prone to. On top of that we learn new skills and interests that we can take into the workplace.”

There is no need for previous experience in Scouting, just energy and enthusiasm and there is no upper age limit on those who can apply.  We can match your existing skills with the right role and help you to develop new skills along the way with lots of support.

Flexible volunteering to suit your life:

There is a wide range of volunteer roles to suit your time, skills and personality from casual helpers to youth work assistants, trainers, trustees, administrators and more.  We also offer flexible volunteering roles too, so we can fit around you and the time that you want to give to Scouting.

Incredible training and support:

All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support.  Our training has been recognised with a National Training Award by UK Skills and over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.

​Explore our website for more details:

To find out more about how you and your family can enjoy Scouting visit our website at www.borderscouts.org.uk or email info@borderscouts.org.uk where you will receive a warm welcome.

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