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Scout Network (18-25)

What is Scout Network?

Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement. From the time of Baden-Powell, there have been arrangements for young people who wanted to continue after their time in the Scout Section, and in 1967, Venture Scouts were formed from the existing Senior Scout and Rover Scout Sections.

During the late 1990s we decided that, to meet the changing needs of young people, there should be two sections for the over-14s: Explorer Scouts for 14 to 18-year-olds, and the Scout Network for 18 to 25s.


Scout Network gives opportunities to 18-25 year olds who have an interest in Scouting, their own personal development and having fun.


Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves under the leadership of a District Scout Network Commissioner and sometimes with the support of a Programme Coordinator.
The Programme is divided into three Programme Areas: Community, International and Adventure.


All young adults, that are members of the association and are aged between 18 and 25 in Scouting are members of the Scout Network.
This applies to members holding the following roles:

  • Section Leader / Assistant Section Leader (all sections)
  • Group Scout Leader / Assistant Group Scout Leader
  • Scout Active Support Manager
  • District Commissioner / Deputy District Commissioner / Assistant District Commissioner
  • District Explorer Scout Commissioner
  • District Scout Network Commissioner
  • District Scouter / District Explorer Scout Leader
  • County Commissioner / Deputy County Commissioner / Assistant County Commissioner
  • County Training Manager / Local Training Manager
  • Safeguarding Awareness Co-ordinator
  • County Media Manager (including Area/Region/Bailiwick alternatives)

Explorer Scouts who are approaching their 18th birthday will be automatically transitioned to the District Scout Network in which they undertook their Explorer Scouting. After this, they can choose to join other District Scout Networks or adjust their membership so that they are members of the UK Scout Network only.

Young adults who are not members of a District Explorer Scout Unit can make contact with the District Scout Network Commissioner who will take them through the joining process.

Network in Harrow

In Harrow Network is a joint unit between Harrow & Wealdstone and Stanmore Districts, currently we meet on a monthly basis while also attending other events in between, these can be local, county, national or international. Events range from social to sport, outdoors and indoors and are chosen by Network members.


Scout Network is also a great way of continuing with awards that young people have been working towards through Scouts, Explorers or with Schools. Get in touch to find out more about how to continue with Duke of Edinburgh’s, Chief Scouts and Queen’s Scout Awards.

What is SASU?

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls