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We are the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 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.

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Essex Scouts is part of the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We offer young people from 4 to 25 the opportunity to have fun and take part in challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Scouts helps young people and young adults 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.

We fully support Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for all of our young people and adults.

What do our young people do?

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.

Scouting happens in over 240 Scout Groups and countless Explorer and Network units across Essex. To find the groups nearest you and to let them know that you (or your young person) would like to join, head over to our national website’s Search Page and pop in your postcode.

What do our adult volunteers do?

This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

Whilst the majority of our volunteers work regularly with young people, we’ve got lots of other roles that support them and can fit in with your interests, the time you want to give and your availability.

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

To find out more about volunteering near you then have a look here. We’ve also got a number of opportunities to join the County Scout Team on our Volunteering Opportunities Page!

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