Activities

Providing young people with a programme that is both balanced and exciting is one of the most rewarding challenges for our leaders.

We offer a range of activities, events and experiences built around a number of programme zones. We balance the programme in the same way you’d balance a diet, by simply ensuring that over a given period (a month or a term, for example), there is something from each zone in the Programme.

Young people experience Scouting by regularly taking part in quality activities, drawn from each programme zone. Personal achievement can be recognised by earning awards and badges leading to the Chief Scout’s Awards and the Queen’s Scout Award.

Activities are an integral part of Scouting, and what makes it so exciting for the young people involved.

Scouting as a whole undertakes activities from abseiling to canoeing; gang shows to mountain biking; orienteering to sailing – and so on! For a list of activities Scouts can do, please see the Activities A-Z on the UK Scout Association’s website.