Network (18-25 years)

Try more. See more. Do more. At Scout Network, you’ll stand on your own two feet,
and make memories to last a lifetime.

What is Network?

Your Scout experience doesn’t need to stop when you turn 18. Welcome to Network: our show-stopping, skill-boosting section for under-25s. 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’, ‘Community’ and ‘International’.


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.

  • Helps 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 and be managed through a digital platform.

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 the Scout Network website, using the platform to meet others with similar goals and share their progress. There are 395 virtual badges currently available to achieve, and members can also work towards a number of Top Awards.

How to join

The first step to becoming a Network member is to find your nearest Unit using our finder tool. Fill out the form and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Network members don’t necessarily meet every week. Some might meet a few times a year to complete a single project together. Others might dive into lots of different projects at once, or meet locally more regularly.

Network is open to all, and adjustments can always be made locally to make sure everyone can join in the fun. If you have any questions about accessibility, it’s best to chat with your local leader as soon as possible.