Blog| Scouting for 18-25 year olds is being rebooted
18-25 year olds can now enjoy Scouting even more with the recent changes being made to the Scout Network.
The Scout Network is the final Scouting section and gives opportunities to 18-25 year olds who have an interest in Scouting, their own personal development and having fun!
If you’ve been following us on Facebook and Twitter, you may have heard that the Scout Network is going through some changes to make the Programme even better and accessible to all young adults between the ages of 18-25. We’ve put together this blog to break down the changes and to point you to all the information you need to know about the Scout Network reboot.
Changes to membership
From 2016 members of Scout Network will not be required to pay membership fees. This means the Network is free to join, as well as this, once you turn 18 you are automatically a part of Scout Network!
So why join The Scout Network?
When you reach 18 life starts to look a bit different. Often more opportunities and responsibility present themselves. This means that your scouting life needs to be flexible to fit in with how life maybe changing.
The Network is the perfect community for 18-25 year olds to continue Scouting or start their Scouting journey and join 20,000+ other members who are independently or working together on projects and events around adventure, international and community.
Scout Network allows 18 to 25 year-olds who have an interest in both Scouting and their own personal development, and ultimately want to have fun, the opportunity to do so.
Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of a Scout Network Leader.
Example activities include:
Abseiling, award work, bowling, camping, circus skills, climbing, cooking, games, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering, shooting and watersports.
Young adults aged between 18 and 25 are eligible to register as Scout Network members, subject to a satisfactory criminal records check.
To find details of your nearest Scout Network, click the 'join' link at the top of this page, or contact the Information Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're moving away from home, for example to go to university, you can carry on Scouting through Scout Network (or as an adult volunteer) by informing your County Commissioner or similar that you are relocating. They will be able to put you in contact with the County Commissioner for the area you are moving to and pass them your details.
Another option is SSAGO, the Student Scout and Guide Organisation.
SSAGO has branches at many universities and is open to all students at university or higher education college in the UK.