Develop skills. Pursue your interests. Make a difference.Network is Scouts for young people aged 18-25.
Being a grown up shouldn’t mean missing out on all the fun.
Develop new skills. Soar to great heights. Being a Cub opens up a whole other world.
Scout Network connects 20,000 18-25 year olds across the UK, and gives them the opportunity to take part in a huge range of exciting projects and events centred on the themes of Adventure, Community and International.
Whether you’re completely new to Scouts or have been with us since you were 4 years old, joining Scout Network is a great way to meet new people, seek out new challenges and see the world.
We work towards the Top Awards in Scouting
Cubs complete their challenge awards to earn the top award for the section
Whether you’re organising a local meet-up or a once in a lifetime trip to the Amazon, it’s all about working together to build new skills, seek out new experiences and make a difference in the world. Network groups are flexibly run and self-led. Members can create profiles on Social Media using the platform to meet others with similar goals and share their progress, members can also work towards a number of Top Awards.
Members manage their own journey, organising their own projects with the support of the District Scout Network Commissioner and, in the future, a Programme Coordinator when one is put in place. Throughout their journey, they might also interact with Assistant County Commissioners for Network, who assist with Network activity throughout the wider County, and the UK Scout Network Commissioner, who oversees Network activity across the whole of the UK.
Living away from your normal Scouting district? No problem.
You can chose where your membership point of Scout Network is. You can choose the District or Districts you wish to be part of and this will include the UK Scout Network. You’re not required to have a District membership, you can just be a member of the UK Scout Network.
Scout Network is flexible. This means you can be part of whichever District you want to be. If you don’t want to affiliate with any particular district, you can also opt to just be part of the UK Scout Network, which gives you the same great access to the opportunities as every 18-25 year old in the UK. If you’re studying at university, you may also want to check if there is a Student Scout and Guide Organisation (SSAGO) affiliated with your place of study.
Flexibility for work, study and for those holding adult roles in Scouts.
Scout Network members can also hold adult appointments. So you can be a Leader and be part of Network. Local arrangements will vary, and Network members don’t necessarily meet every week. Some might meet a few times a year to complete a single project together, while others might dive into lots of different projects at once, or meet locally more regularly.
Like any activity in Scouts, choice of venue must be a considered and take into account suitability for the type of meeting and the members that will be attending that meeting.
Join Scout Network in Warwick District
We welcome all young adults between 18 and 25 to join our Scout Network
Warwick District, like all other districts, has a single District Scout Network to help make the pathway from Explorer Scouts to Scout Network clearer, as well as providing one point of contact for those seeking to join Scout Network from outside Scouting.
Research shows that Network members want a section that is flexible and run predominantly at local level, with a national offering for those who have a lifestyle that changes, for example students and apprentices.
What you’ll need in order to join
All you need to do is register your details on our new members waiting list. Our District Scout Network Commissioner or District Commissioner will get in touch with you and invite you along to the next session we've got planned in the area.
You don’t need a uniform to join Network, but once you've been invested as a member and made your promise, you are free to wear the Network or Adult uniforms, with a Scout Network badge sewn on.
Meeting and working together at your own pace
Members manage the projects and events themselves, with Programme Coordinators on hand to help support this with experience. The Programme Coordinator is not a project coordinator, and are there to help Members of the District Scout Network to shape their projects and participation in the programme so that they get the most out of their time in the Scout Network.
If this sounds like something you’d like to do, we’d love to hear from you.