Network

Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement.  Adults aged between 18-25 are eligible to register as a Scout Network member (subject to a satisfactory criminal records check).
The Scout Network Units meet in a Scout County or District and have an interest in both Scouting and their own personal development. They take part in activities, which they organise amongst themselves and meet when they want to, perhaps weekly, monthly, or around university/college vacations.  The programme is planned around three core self-development areas – Skills & Development, International and Community – but there is little restriction on the type of activities members can undertake. A lot of what Network members do is around adventure and being outdoors, with a good mix of social and team activities included.  Membership of the Scout Network is flexible. Once someone becomes a member, they automatically become a member of all Scout Networks across the UK.

“AS NETWORK SCOUTS WE GET TO ENJOY ALL OF THE SCOUTING ACTIVITIES THAT WE HAVE ENJOYED THROUGH OUR SCOUTING LIVES AND HELP THE YOUNGER SECTIONS OF THE MOVEMENT. WHETHER WE’RE HIKING ACROSS THE BRECON BEACONS OR TAKING A GROUP OF SCOUTS FOR THEIR FIRST TRIP ON WATER, BEING A NETWORK MEMBER IS WORTH EVERY MINUTE” – A NETWORK SCOUT FROM KENT

As part of the Scout Network they can undertake Scouting in any combination of the roles listed below:

• A member of a local Scout Network
• A Leader with another Section
• A Sectional Assistant or Skills Instructor
• A member of Scout Active Support
• A member in another capacity
• A student at a university or college

Of course, someone aged up to 25 can take on a full Scouting role without being a member of Scout Network.

See our District Network page for more details