Who and what is Network?

Network is the fifth section following on from the Explorers. They are young adults aged between 18 and 25 years old. Being a part of Network is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are. They will develop skills that will make them ready for the world. They will work towards badges including the top awards- Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold, Queen Scout and Explorer Belt.

What is the best thing about Network?

If you are moving away from home, for study or for work, you can carry on Scouting through Scout Network (or as an adult volunteer) by informing your District Scout Network Commissioner that you are relocating. They will be able to put you in contact with the Network Units in the area you are moving to and pass them your details. Network aims to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Help people in their local community
  • Explore the outdoors
  • Experience the culture of other countries
  • Take part in adventurous and sporting activities – anything from abseiling to surfing
  • Learn survival skills
  • Spend nights away
  • Support Scouting locally
  • Gain essential skills to add to their lives outside of Scouting

Activities with other Networks

Josh is the District Scout Network Commissioner and is responsible for ensuring that all members in Network enjoy and participate in activities and leave with #SkillsForLife.

Sometimes, Network will travel and meet other Networks around the North West, and the UK. This opportunity allows them to become completely independent from any other section, and to enjoy Scouting – but this time as an adult! The name Network says it all; it is about meeting others, doing adventurous activities, and finding new and exciting adventures to go on.

District activities have included camps, CV building training, visits and activity days. We also take part in events such as St George’s Day celebrations and Remembrance Sunday Parades with all the other sections in the Scouting family from around the District.

How can I join Network?

To register your interest in a place within Networks, please 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