Our members gain valuable skills for life including teamwork, leadership, planning and self-motivation. Our balanced programme of badges and activities also help our members gain cultural awareness and develop a positive outlook. We help young people become the best citizen they can be, show them what they can do and even help them change the world.
St Helens and District Scouts aims to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. We aim to make a positive impact in our communities, prepare young people to be active citizens and embrace and contribute to wider social development. Through our 23 Scout Groups and Sections across St Helens and Knowsley.
What is Scouting?
We are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouting develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
What do Scouts do?
Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
What do volunteers do?
This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a group, to being a charity trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.
Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.