Join the adventure!


Welcome to the homepage of St Albans District Scouts.

The largest district in Hertfordshire County.


Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to over 500,000 girls and boys across the UK. But it’s about fun and friendship for adults too, and with 30,000 young people still on our waiting lists there’s no better time to get involved. You can give as much or as little time as you like and you can fit volunteering around your work and family commitments. Volunteering for Scouting is easier than you think. Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and working with young people. With full support and training, you can experience the fun, friendship and adventure of Scouting for yourself, all on a flexible basis.


If you think Scouting’s just about knots, woggles and big shorts, then be prepared to be surprised. It’s how Richard Branson, Barack Obama, David Beckham and even Natasha Kaplinsky got their start in life, and you can benefit too. 


There are nearly 600,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards.



Scouting has come a long way since its inception in 1907
Here are some facts about Scouting you may not know:
Scouting is for girls and boys in all our sections
We are the largest co-educational youth movement in the UK
You can have any religion or none and still be a Scout
There are only 6 countries in the world that do not have Scouting
We do more different adventurous activities (over 200) than any other youth organisation 
We offer more trips abroad to a wider range of countries than any other youth organisation
We support our members by raising money to enable them to enjoy our activities at subsidised rates
We are open to members from all backgrounds, cultures and abilities
Our adult volunteers take part in the adventure too
You don’t have to volunteer to help every week
And you don’t have to be a Bear Grylls type to be a valuable volunteer for us
So what are you waiting for!

Young Person Signup

Adult Volunteer Signup


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