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The Bailiwick of
Guernsey Scouts

World Scout Movement

There are more than 28 million Scouts, youth and adults, boys and girls, in 216 countries and territories.

Find out more about the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Here are the names of the accredited National Scout Organizations in 151 countries.

Click here for the list of countries, how many members they have, when Scouting was founded, and when they joined world Scouting.




Scouting in Guernsey 

Locally, the sections link together to form a Scout Group. In addition to these four sections are the adult leaders whose ages range from 18 to 65. Leaders need not have previous Scouting experience, and training is provided both in the UK and locally. Leaders are also assisted by teams of helpers, instructors and administrators who take care of the administrative aspects of Scouting.

Ÿ   Over 780 Scouts aged 6 to 20

Ÿ   Organised in 11 Groups across the Island and in Alderney

Ÿ   Largest youth organisation in the Bailiwick

Ÿ   Self funded and run entirely by over 160 volunteer leaders and helper

Ÿ   Values are:



helping others

learning and fun

We have been very successful at improving the quality of programmes and support and are delighted that the success of this is shown in the increasing numbers of young people benefiting for Scouting in the Bailiwick, particular those aged 11 and over. This was confirmed most recently with an increase of 13% in our number of young people during 2000, we now have a total of 783 young people (693 in January), who are led by 166 adults (154). 

Scouting in Guernsey is a success story and as popular as ever


The Movement’s training programme is progressive and very much geared to suit a wide range of ages, experience and abilities. It is this progressive training objective that differentiates Scouting from many other youth organisations.

Activities are about involvement and aim to encourage responsibility, self-reliance, the acquisition of special skills and an appreciation of the world in which we live. The list of activities is endless but may include:

camping, climbing, cycle expedititions, parascending, canoeing, abseiling, sailing, karting, photography, music, crafts, cooking, computing, team games and much much more.

To find our more about forthcoming events take a look at our website 


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