About us

Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to more than 500,000 young people across the UK!

About us

Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to more than 500,000 young people across the UK!

Offering over 200 different activities, Scouting helps 4-25 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities.

Our aim in Chester and District is to offer everyday adventure to as many young people as we can. We welcome all 4-25 year olds who would like to join us as well as those over 18 who wish to volunteer to help bring the adventure of Scouting to more young people.

  • Squirrel Scouts – 4 to 6
  • Beaver Scouts – 6 to 8
  • Cub Scouts – 8 to 10½
  • Scouts – 10½ to 14
  • Explorer Scouts – 14 to 18
  • Scout Network – 18 to 25
  • Adult volunteers – 18 and over

Click here to find out more about the location of local Scout Groups and Units or to enquire about volunteering as an adult.

To contact us direct locally you can click on Contact Us to send us feedback or a request for information. Or you can telephone 01244 398635 or email enquiries@chesterscouts.org.uk.

Most of our adult volunteers receive a weekly email (eUPDATE) which provides news and ideas for Chester and District. If you don’t see this and would like to, please email media@chesterscouts.org.uk. Before you are added to the list, we’ll do a quick check on your membership status and we reserve the right to decline requests if necessary as a result.

What’s this I hear about waiting lists?

Scouting is popular with young people and this means that sometimes we can’t take everyone at the time they want to join us – they have to go on a waiting list. We try to fit people in as soon as we can and will be happy to talk over the options with you.The key for us to be able to provide more Scouting for more young people is the number of adult volunteers we can recruit. Daughters and sons of our adult volunteers can be found places in our Groups.

Want to know more about what we offer young people?

Download The Scouts, A User’s Manual

Download This is Scouts (short video)

Want to know more about volunteering as an adult?

For more information click here 

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