Skills for Life

As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with Skills for Life. We encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we help over 460,000 young people across the UK enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

Welcome to Richmond upon Thames District

The Scouts are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation; we change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

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Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.

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Latest news

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19th Sep 2019

Hungary for adventure?

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11th Sep 2019

Make us (more) Visible

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11th Sep 2019

Buzz #7 The Conference and other things

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11th Sep 2019

South West London’s Got Talent!

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Upcoming events

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Event
Ian Goddard Challenge
When

28th Sep

Time

All Day

Location

Thames Riverside

Event
Swimming gala
When

12th Oct

Time

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Hanworth Pool

Event
QSA, Gold DofE and wild country training
When

23rd Oct - 26th Oct

Time

All Day

Location

GLSW Scout Base, North Wales

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Adult training

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Event
Protected: Map reading and navigation – beginners and intermediates
When

29th Sep

Time

All Day

Location

Broadstone Warren, East Sussex

Event
Protected: Getting Started training
When

01st Oct

Time

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

3rd Hampton Scout HQ, 59 Percy Road, Hampton, TW12 2JT

Event
Protected: Climbing wall or tower – climbing and abseiling permit training & assessment
When

05th Oct - 06th Oct

Time

All Day

Location

Phasels Wood

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I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls