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Youth Shaped Scouting improves the way we Scout and also the young people involved.

Learning to speak up, be heard and work towards improving something is a key life skill. We encourage and support all our members to do this. From the youngest Beaver to our eldest Network member via our #SkillsForLife philosophy.

We want young people to make decisions and influence their own scouting experience –

  • share their ideas
  • learn from and teach each other and adults
  • take part in decision making
  • assist with planning the programme, including activities and camps
  • become more involved in all aspects of Scouting.

Sections and Programme

Bristol South District comprises of 20 groups or units spread across the South Bristol Area  (postal districts BS3, BS4, BS13 & BS14). Most of our groups offer the complete range of Scouting activities for young people from 6* to 14 years of age.

Squirrels: 4 – 6 years.
Beavers: 6 – 8 years.
Cubs: 8 – 10.5 years.
Scouts: 10.5 – 14 years.

* Please note, Squirrels is a new section being rolled out nationally during 2023 into 2024, therefore, not all groups will have this section ‘yet’ but please don’t let that dissuade you from enquiring.
To find your closest group please see the group meeting place directory or use the ‘Join Now’ tag, upper right on this page.

Explorers (Inc Young Leaders): 14 – 18 Years.

Spinnaker Explorers – Thursday evenings in Redcliffe
Supernova Explorers – Wednesday evenings in St Anne’s
Young leaders – Meet every term for training and social events – Contact us to find out more

Contact us now for more information by using the ‘Join Now’ tag, upper right-hand side of this page.

Network: 18 – 25.

Our Network unit meet monthly. You can find more information on our facebook group. 

The Scout Association is a national youth organisation with all Scout Groups and Districts in this country being separate educational charities operating under its procedures, processes and rules.
(Our District registered charity number is 1091301)

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