Preparing young people with skills for life

We’re Scouts and everyone is welcome here. Every week, we help almost half a million people aged 4-25 develop skills for life. Are you ready to join the adventure?

Welcome to

Northumberland Scouts

Northumberland Scouts consists of 8,956 young people between the ages of 4-25, assisted by 4,813 adult volunteers across 10 Scout District! With over 200 activities and 19 visits abroad this year, it’s fair to say we experience adventure every day!

Aged 6 to 25?

Adult Volunteers

Volunteering in Scouting is easy and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you.

Running Scouts


Our activity finder is bursting with programme ideas, and can be searched by section, time, cost, setting, type or learning outcomes.
Discover the activities >


Scouts’ Policy Organisation and Rules (POR) provides support and guidance to help us all run Scouts.
Check out the guidance >

Growing Scouts

Grow your group and get the most out of the Scouts experience.
Getting more people involved>

Nights away

Whether camping, hostelling, or sleepovers, nights away form an integral part of Scouts, which every young person should have an opportunity to take part in.
Find your adventure >


Learn more about the training for your role or how you can help others through their training programme.

See what you’ll learn >

Young People First: Safeguarding and Safety

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we put young people’s safety and wellbeing first.

Questions? Give us a call on 0345 300 1818.

Safeguarding concerns? Contact our team directly at [email protected]

Learn more about safety and safeguarding >

Joining Scouts

Volunteer with Scouts

Giving back will improve your wellbeing, equip you with skills for the future, and help you to make new friends – and memories.

Find a volunteering opportunity >

Scouts on raft

Joining us as a Scout

Try new things. Make new friends. Joining is just the beginning of your big adventure.

Find your local group >

What our volunteers do

Whatever they bring to the table – however often they can help – volunteers change young people’s lives.

Learn what volunteers do >


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