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 18-25 year olds associated with a District and holding a leader or sectional assistant role willautomatically become a member of the District Scout Network. 18-25 year olds can be members of multiple District Networks simultaneously.

All Explorer Scouts will be advised of the options to continue in Scouting as they approach 18 years of age, including adult volunteer roles. They will be made aware that they can become a Member of the District Scout Network in addition to any other roles, so that they maintain the option to participate in the programme and attain awards such as Duke of Edinburgh and Queens Scout Award. They can also continue to work on Explorer Belt and Scouts of the World Award.



There are a range of badges and awards available to young adults in the Scout Network.

There are certain core badges for Scout Network member and in addition to the core badges, there are a number of awards obtained by taking part in particular challenges or schemes.

Link to Scout National Network