About us

About Us

Scouting provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people aged 4-25.

Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are ‘learning by doing,’ when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.

Scouting in Avon

Avon Scout County is one of the largest Scout Counties in the UK.  We have more than 11,000 members and about 4,000 volunteers. We cover a large area that includes Bristol in the centre of the Scout County, Weston Super Mare in the south and the area surrounding Thornbury in South Gloucestershire to the North. It also takes in the City of Bath and the towns of Nailsea, Portishead and Keynsham.  To make this large area more manageable we section it into nine Scouting Districts.

About Us
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The thirst for fun and adventure from young people looking to join Scouting has grown.  There are currently over 4000 young people on the waiting list wanting to join across the County.

We also need incredible volunteers to help out within our County, to find out more information please see current vacancies or  register your interest in becoming a volunteer.

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