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What do Scouts do?

Scouts is where young people make new friends, have amazing adventures, and learn #SkillsForLife.

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week –  having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.

Every week we give 1,300 young people in Newcastle 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.

Everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them. And we’ll help them find it.

Sign up to help your child discover their ‘thing’: from hiking to coding to leadership and everything in between. Use our Group Finder to discover the group nearest to you, or use our Joining Form to register your interest – one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible!

More about us – City of Newcastle Scouts

We are part of a worldwide scouting movement – along with 54 million others we meet every week, follow the same values, and wear the same badge. Within the United Kingdom, we are part of Northumberland County Scouts, and form our own District – City of Newcastle.

Across Newcastle Upon Tyne we have 21  Groups – each split into sections:

Who is Involved?

Each Scout group has a team of leaders, they are responsible for the planning and delivery of weekly sessions – they’re the people who make the fun happen!

A team of District Commissioners and District Leaders support every group and leader – they are the people who manage and support the Scout District to ensure it runs effectively, and that Scouting within the District continues to develop to provide the best opportunities for our young people.

You can Meet the Team Here.

All adults in scouting hold a valid DBS check and the appropriate training for their role to ensure that Scouting is safe for all.

Uniform and Costs

A uniform can either be bought from our online shop – Scout Store – or from a local supplier. If you’re not sure where to start, leaders can give you more information about what to buy and where to buy it. They may even know if someone is selling a uniform second hand. There are grants available to help you buy a uniform, ask a leader for more details.

Each group charges a fee (called subscriptions or subs) to cover the costs of running regular meetings – which covers venue hire, insurances and materials for activities. There are sometimes extra charges for special activities, camps and events. We try to keep our subs as low as possible so that anyone can come to Scouts. If you need help paying subs, please speak to a leader.

Interested – Join Now!

Interested in getting involved in scouting as an adult volunteer? Find out more here.

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