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South London Scouts

Scouting gives young people the skills to succeed in life.

Thousands of young people across South London benefit every single week from our exciting programme. It’s not always the big things like trips, camps or adventurous activities; sometimes it’s the little things like giving them some independence, teaching them social skills or getting them to work in a team.

We know that 73% of parents know that Scouting gives young people the skills to succeed in life but what are they? Click here to download our Skills for Life research poster.


Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.

Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on the waiting list to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.