Skills for Life

The Scouts are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. Essex is one of the largest Scout Counties in the UK, with a total membership of over 15,000+ and growing.

Welcome to Essex Scouts

We change lives by offering 4 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities. Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential, whilst allowing them space to explore their whole self and the world around them.

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.

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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
Essex International Jamboree
When

27th Jul 2024 - 03rd Aug 2024

Time

All Day

Location

Boyton Cross, Chelmsford

Event
Roverway 2024
When

22nd Jul 2024 - 08th Aug 2024

Time

All Day

Location

Norway

Event
Walking (T1) and Outdoor Climbing Permit Assessment
When

06th Sep 2024 - 08th Sep 2024

Time

All Day

Location

Peak District

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Want to join the Adventure? Scouting is skateboarding, climbing, kayaking, camping, sailing and much much more.

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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