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Preparing young people with

Skills For Life

Every week, we help almost half a million people aged 4-25 develop skills for life. Are you ready to join the adventure?
Our Mission

Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

Our Values

We act with care, respect, integrity, cooperation, exploring our own and others’ beliefs.

Our plan to deliver better futures

Our Goals

Our plan is to build on the success of the previous plan: to continue to grow, become more inclusive, to be shaped by young people and to make a bigger impact in our communities. We have set new goals for 2025.

As a movement, we have grown for the last 13 years. We want to continue that positive trend, bringing skills for life to more young people across the UK.

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Learning Opportunities

Learn more about the training for your role and how you can prepare young people with skills for life.

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Join Scouts

4 to 6 years

Squirrels helps young people gain skills for life at a time when it matters most and where it’s most needed.

6 to 8 years

Try new things. Make new friends. Joining Beavers is just the beginning of your big adventure.

8 to 10½ years

Develop loads of new skills. Soar to great heights. Being a Cub opens up a whole other world.

10½ to 14 years

Jump in and get muddy. Give back and get set. Scouts ignore the butterflies and go for it, and soon so will you.

14 to 18 years

Try more. See more. Do more. At Explorers you’ll get the chance to dream big, find your place in the world and make memories to last a lifetime.

18 to 25 Years

Try more. See more. Do more. At Scout Network, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories to last a lifetime.

18+ Years

Giving back will improve your wellbeing, equip you with skills for the future, and help you make a positive impact on the lives of young people

Find your nearest scouts

Find your nearest Scout group in closest to your location by entering your postcode. There are over 7500 Groups in the United Kingdom.

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Groups & Facilities

Cockermouth Scout Centre
Park House
Urswick Campsite
South Lake Scout Base
Great Tower Scout Activity Centre
Ennerdale Scout Centre
Branthwaite Scout Camp
1st Keswick Scout Hall
Ashness Hut
Ratlingate Scout Camping Centre
Our County facilitites

These provide a variety of facilities from a basic camping base to full blown activities centres, this allows us to provide the widest range of outdoor and indoor activities possible.

As well as all the local scout huts and buildings across the county we are fortunate to have a number of other facilities to use.

Local Scout Groups

Find your nearest group

Got a question ?

If you need any information or you have questions and you cannot find the answers on our website then please contact Cumbria Scouts and we will be happy to help you out.


Running Scouts


Our activity finder is bursting with programme ideas, and can be searched by section, time, cost, setting, type or learning outcomes.


Master a passion, or try something new. These badges allow a young person to gain a badge appropriate to the level they have reached.

nights Away

Camping, hostelling, & sleepovers, nights away form an integral part of Scouts, which every young person should be able to take part in.


Scouts' Policy Organisation and Rules (POR) provides support and guidance to help us all run Scouts.


Learn more about the training for your role and how you can prepare young people with skills for life.


Find out how we're transforming volunteering at Scouts to make it easier, more enjoyable and rewarding.

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safeguarding & safety in Scouting

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we put young people’s safety and wellbeing first.

Questions? Give us a call on 0345 300 1818.

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