Scouting for adults ages 18 to 25
Who are we?
The Scout Network is for people aged 18 to 25 who want to continue (or start!) their own Scouting. Many members are also Leaders with younger sections, but this is not a requirement. There is no charge to belong to Network.
All adult leaders 18-25 are automatically members and all Explorers who turn 18, and anyone else in the age group, can join. They are encouraged to participate in Network activities, where they can take part in projects and achieve awards such as Chief Scout’s Diamond, Queen’s Scout, Explorer Belt and Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver and Gold. The Network website links Networks across the UK.
If you move away from your home area to study or work why not join Scouting in your new area? You can be a member of Network in both and an Adult Leader in both, picking up again back home during holidays. In our Region we welcome those who have come here to study, so get in touch for information.
For further details about Scout Network in Scotland see Scouts Scotland page: Scout Network (Scotland).
For information about the recent changes to Scout Network, see the Scouts UK page: Scout Network. and their Scout Network FAQ page.
Scout Network in SE Region
During the current transitional period the Assistant Regional Commissioner (Network) is John Buchanan, who is also ARC (Explorers). He will work to support and coordinate the Scout Network across the Region. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome.
Projects for Scout Network
South East Scotland Region carried out a survey in which all members of Scouting in the 18-25 age group were invited to indicate what projects or activities might interest them, apart from the role of Adult Leader (which most held). Those who replied were interested mainly in three areas:
- Awards: Duke of Edinburgh’s
- Awards: Chief Scout’s Diamond and Queen’s Scout
- Explorer Belt expeditions
In addition, Network members often choose to work towards permits in Adventurous Activities, such as watersports and hillwalking, and we would heartily encourage this. Please note that some funding may be available to support this.
The Network website allows Network members to create and participate in all manner of projects, and is definitely worth a look.
Like many groups and sections across the Region, our Networks have remained busy during lockdown, finding creative ways to meet online or carry out areas of programme individually. Online meetings have included quizzes, an escape room and a number of different games....
Did you know that every member of Scouting aged 18-24 is automatically a member of Scout Network? It is an opportunity for young people in Scouting to continue to develop skills, gain awards, explore the world and make new friends. 2019 has been a busy year for the...
Applications for the 2019 National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band (NSGSO and NSGCB) course are now open. The course and concerts are based in Stourbridge, West Midlands and runs from Sunday 28 July - Sunday 4 August 2019. Last year 142 young...
Tourists visiting this year's Edinburgh Military Tattoo received a good Scottish welcome from a team of Explorer Scouts and Adult members who volunteered to sell programmes and merchandise to the international visitors attending the world famous event at Edinburgh...
It’s been an exciting and busy year with lots of exciting opportunities for our young people and leaders across the region and here Diane Marshall, Deputy Regional Commissioner gives an update on some of the International Scouting that has been going on over the past...
We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and confident Explorer Scouts and Leaders. Continue Reading Volunteering at The Tattoo 2018
Badge support blogs for all sections on the Scouts UK website Continue Reading Badges
The Scottish Campsite Directory has been updated (April 2018) and is a useful resource. The UK directory, which lists some Scottish sites, is also available at UK Scout Campsite Directory .
Gang Show audition dates and information for Main Gang and Junior Gang. Continue Reading Gang Show auditions
In summer 2017, 65 Braid Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders had a fantastic time at the Danish National Jamboree. Continue Reading Braid in Denmark 2017