Creating the do-ers, and give-it-a-goers in Hackney & Tower Hamlets.
We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. Every week we give almost half a million people aged 6-25 the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.
- We have 16 groups offering Beavers, Cubs & Scouts to boys and girls aged 6 – 14.
- For older scouts aged 14 - 18 we have 6 Explorer Scout units and a Young Leaders scheme allowing them to decide their own programme and start to lead themselves.
- For young adults aged 18 - 25 we are currently reviewing our Scout Network and preparing to re-launch the section in late 2019; allowing them to plan adventurous activities, service projects and meet new people.
Scouts are 32% more likely to be physically active than young people who don’t take part in Scouting.
All but one of the men who walked on the moon were scouts, along with scores of Olympic athletes who first tried their disciplines at Scouts.
All of this starts with a varied programme each week offering skills, adventure and being part of the world around us to help grow the citizens of tomorrow.
Compared to young people not in Scouting:
- Scouts are one-third more likely to take an active role in their communities
- Scouts are one-third more likely to help out in their local area, feel greater responsibility to their local community and volunteer to help others
- Scouts are 18% more likely to be curious about the world around them and 12% more likely to accept diversity in other people’s backgrounds and beliefs
The skills learnt during your time in Scouts set you apart from the crowd.
- 41% of employers say that a Scouting background makes you more employable
- Top awards like the Chief Scout Awards, Queen's Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh scheme make you stand out on college and university applications
- Scouts are also 13% more likely to demonstrate mental resilience than their peers in later life