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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30th Mar 2020

Jack Petchey Awards update

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30th Mar 2020

Scouts supporting Covid-19 key workers

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29th Mar 2020

Updated: Leader Skills – learn how to run an online Section Meeting

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28th Mar 2020

Borough Camp 2020 Planning

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Upcoming events

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Event
DoE Bronze practice expedition CANCELLED
When

09th Apr - 10th Apr

Time

All Day

Location

Ashdown Forest (to be confirmed)

Event
DoE Silver practice expedition CANCELLED
When

09th Apr - 11th Apr

Time

All Day

Location

Ashdown Forest (to be confirmed)

Event
GLSW Climate Change Weekend CANCELLED
When

17th Apr - 19th Apr

Time

6:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Southwood Scout Activity Centre

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Adult training

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Event
Virtual section meetings using Zoom
When

09th Apr

Time

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Your comfy armchair

Event
Protected: Getting Started training
When

18th Apr

Time

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location

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

Event
Protected: Woodbadge training modules – 11, 13, 17 and GDPR
When

25th Apr

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

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

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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