The Scout Network is our fifth youth section for young men and women aged between 18 and 25 years.
Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves (overseen by the network leader), As well as local networks, 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’, ‘Community’ and ‘International’. 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.
Scout Network uniform consists a stone long sleeve or short sleeve shirt or blouse, a neckerchief and woggle, and navy blue activity trousers, scout belt or explorer belt and buckle once achieved.. A skirt, activity shorts and polo shirt are available as options. Sea Scout uniform differs by either a navy blue jersey or a light blue shirt; headgear is a seaman's cap with a "Sea Scout" tally band. Air Scouts wear a light blue shirt and headgear is a blue-grey beret.
Awards and Badges
In contrast to our other sections, members of the Scout Network cannot achieve any Challenge or Activity badges with the programme instead focusing on skills that could help in future life.
The main three awards of the section are the Chief Scout's Platinum Award, Chief Scout's Diamond Award and the Queen's Scout Award which members are encourage to undertake. These awards share a similar structure to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme and these latter awards can be used to complete the Scouting equivalent. The awards require members to undertake an extended period of physical activity, voluntary service and skill improvement as well as an expedition and a residential experience for the Queen's Scout Award.
In addition to these three awards the Network members can also undertake the Explorer Belt Award and allows members to undertake a 10-day international expedition, the International Scouts of the World Award which focuses on making a social impact through an international journey, and the Partnership Awards for working on large scale projects with another group.