Scout Network – 18-25 yrs
The Scout Network was formed in 2002 along with the Explorer Scouts to replace Venture Scouting and is open to adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five.
Members of the Scout Network wear the same uniform as all adult Members of The Association which includes a stone colour shirt.
Local Networks, can be based at County or District and some may be focused around a specific activity or location, e.g. Gang Show, Activity Centre, climbing or canoeing. How they are organised and what they do is really up to the Members. The Scout Network is not usually led by Leaders, but by the Members themselves.
Scout Network programmes will reflect the huge variation in Members’ interests. Some local Networks have activities that concentrate on one area of the programme, whilst others have a wider range. One of the key elements is the opportunity to get away, either under canvas or in other accommodation.
The Network can get involved in lots of different activities when they meet. They will have the opportunity to take part in adventurous activities, local conservation projects, creative projects, camps and expeditions, community support…the list is endless! Network members can also gain awards – from nationally recognised governing bodies (such as the BCU for canoeing), to Scout Awards and Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.