The United Kingdom is the home of Scouting where it began in August 1907 at a trial camp on Brownsea Island. Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell, now known the world over as B-P, conducted the camp. With the publication of B-P's "Scouting for Boys" early in 1908, a youth movement spontaneously sprung up. Soon afterwards, the Scout Association was formed by B-P to give structure to the movement and to organize training, called Wood Badge, for adult leaders. Guiding was also begun in the United Kingdom. B-P quickly realized that girls were also participating in the movement, so, with his sister Agnes and later his wife, Olave, the Girl Guides were founded and developed. Further, B-P, with the aid of his brother, Warrington, an avid sailor and aficionado of canoe sailing, also founded the Sea Scouts. Scouting rapidly developed into a worldwide organization and is today the largest youth movement in the world. B-P is universally recognized as the founder of Scouting.
This category is restricted to listing web sites of Councils and Groups that belong to the United Kingdom Scout Association. Council
sites are listed separately from the Groups and Sections. If the site relates to a particular section it should be listed in that section. We do not separately list section pages of group sites.
Sites that deal with national issues of the Scout Association, with UK scouting in general, and UK scouting web sites that do not fit under any of the topical categories should be listed at:
Sites of United Kingdom Scouting organizations that are not Councils or Groups of the Scout Association should be listed under Recreation/Scouting/Organizations/United_Kingdom
A scouting auxiliary for adults who wish to assist scouting other than in youth leadership roles.
Scout Bands of Groups, Districts or Counties.
Submit sites about the individual groups and sections associated with the Northern Ireland Scout Council of the United Kingdom Scout Association. Have regard to the format used in the titles of the sites already listed.
This category contains sites relating to The Scout Association's fourth Progressive Training Section, Explorer Scouts.
Explorer Scouts are generally 14 - 18 year old, both male and female, and meet throughout the United Kingdom.
For sites relating to Scouting for other age ranges in the UK, please see Recreation/Scouting/Organizations/United Kingdom Scout Association and it's other sub-categories.
Scouting Groups of the Scout Association. A scout group is made up of various sections ranging in age from 6 to 25.
Please submit sites of Scout Groups (i.e. a site that deals with two or more sections of the scouting program) to the sub-category for the English scout county or to Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or Overseas. Submissions made at this level will not obtain a higher priority. The editors will move them to the appropriate location. You will speed the entry of your site and help the editors by submitting your site to the proper county or country sub-category.
Scouting for 18 - 25 year olds
Scout Troops of the United Kingdom Scout Association. Troops are groups of young people typically aged 11 to 14 guided and assisted by adult leaders.
Please submit sites that deal exclusively with Scout Troops in the United Kingdom. Please do not add any Scout Group websites as these have their own dedicated category at Recreation/Scouting/Organizations/United_Kingdom_Scout_Association/Scout_Groups
Scouts Association Sea Scouting Groups
University Scout and Guide Clubs of the United Kingdom Scout Association.
This section is for units and organizations. For directories, events, or other subjects please consult the ODP Scouting Directory main page at Recreation/Scouting