If you’re 18 to 25 and still want to enjoy Scouting, you can do so by joining the Scout Network. As a Scout Network Member you get to take part in all the usual great Scouting activities such as kayaking, climbing, orienteering... as well as work on projects helping to support your local community.
You can also, if you choose, get more closely involved in working with the younger Sections and providing them with the same kind of opportunities you've had through Scouting

How old do you need to be to join Network?

Members of the Scout Network are aged between 18 and 25.

What do Network get up to?

This is an easy one! Whatever you fancy is the short answer, you are in charge of your own programme so if YOU can think of it and YOU can organise it, then YOU can do it! Anything from a 3 week expedition to the foothills of the Himalayas to a day volunteering for the National Trust, if you fancy it give it a go!

What do members of Network wear?

The Scout Network wear a full uniform when it is appropriate. Scouting is a uniformed organisation and the uniform tells everyone that you are a Scout. The uniform consists of:          

  • Stone Coloured Shirt
  • Necker
  • Blue Long Trousers / Skirt

What badges/Awards can Network achieve?

Chief Scout’s Award - Platinum, Diamond & The Queen's Scout Award
These are the Highest award available in the Scout Network Section.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme - The Scout Network and Explorer Scouts are also able to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
The Explorer Belt – The opportunity to carry out an independent expedition with a group of your scouting friends anywhere in the world and make a difference.
Members will also be encouraged to obtain qualifications through National Governing Bodies, for example British Canoe Union.

Digital Badges - Information for Scout Network Members, Leaders & Commissioners

Also, take a look at our Digital badges on our Badgr Page.

Why Not Take Part in The Ramblers’ Challenge (yes there’s a badge and the challenge is now open all members, not just Scout Network!)
This challenge is open to all Scout Network members and now also to adult leaders and volunteers (aged 18 or over) across North Yorkshire and the NE Scout region.
The challenge is to either walk, run, sail or row for a total of 200 miles (or 400 miles by bicycle or skateboard) over a consecutive four-month period (e.g. January to April or July to October etc).  That works out at either 50 or 100 miles every month and members can decide when they want to start the challenge.  There's also a number of Digital Badges that Scout Network members can achieve when participating in The Ramblers' Challenge.
 
If you wish to take on this challenge will first need to register their intention to complete this challenge.  You can register here but first take a look at all the information you'll need about this great challenge.