Network (18-25)

Scout Network is our fifth and final section for 18-25 year olds.

Whether you’re completely new to Scouts or have been with us since you were 5 years old, joining is a great way to meet new people, seek out new challenges and see the world. Because being a grown up shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun.

What do Network members get up to?

Scout Network connects 20,000 18-25 year olds across the UK, and gives them the opportunity to take part in a huge range of exciting projects and events centred on the themes of ‘Adventure’, ‘International’ and ‘Community’.


Engage in adventurous and other activities that will enable you to:

  • Develop skills and pursue your interests.
  • Develop and use skills to make a difference in your local and Scouting communities


Participate in life-changing international activities or experiences that will enable you to:

  • Develop an understanding of global issues that highlight our interdependence as citizens of the world.
  • Make a positive contribution to address global issues.


Take practical action in the service of others that will enable you to:

  • Create positive social change that is of benefit to a wider community.
  • Help you develop in taking action.
  • Build strong links and appreciation for difference between Scouts and between others in the Community.

To achieve these objectives Scout Network Members are encouraged to take part in projects and events that will support the about themes.


New to Scouts?

We’re open to all, not just existing members, if you are 18 to 25, get started today. It’s free and there is no adult training required to be a Scout Network member.

How it works

Whether you’re organising a local meet-up or a once in a lifetime trip to the Amazon, it’s all about working together to build new skills, seek out new experiences and make a difference in the world.

Network groups are flexibly run and self-led. Members can create profiles on Social Media using the platform to meet others with similar goals and share their progress, members can also work towards a number of Top Awards.

Members manage their own journey, organising their own projects with the support of a District Scout Network Commissioner and Programme Coordinator (if one is in place). Throughout their journey, they might also interact with Assistant County Commissioners (Network) – who assist with Network activity throughout the wider County – and the UK Scout Network Commissioner, who oversees Network activity across the whole of the UK.

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