The Scout Association offers fun and everyday adventure to 573,000 young people between the ages of 6 and 25 across the United Kingdom.
Scouting in the UK is the largest mixed volunteer-led movement for young people in the UK 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.
GLMW is made up of 12 Districts covering 8 London boroughs. Each District has many Scouts Groups which are made up of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts as well as provisions for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network. Find details of our Districts here…
For Adults, there is the opportunity to join one of our Scout Active Support Units who help develop and support Scouting in the area. This section is open to all adults who have a bit of time to help their local community even if they cannot commit to being a leader at a Group.
The County offers activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, overseas expeditions, photography, climbing and archery. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane; there are very few adventurous activities that Scouts are not allowed to do! 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.
Each section has at least one Chief Scout’s Award; ranked bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond. Many older Scouts also complete the various parts of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, or go on an expedition to gain their Explorer Belt.
The Queen’s Scout Award marks the pinnacle of effort and achievement for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members. Every year those who’ve recently achieved the award get the opportunity to attend a royal parade at Windsor Castle.
Led by our County Commissioner, Richard Williams, who together with a number of Deputies, Programme and Section Champions and the Executive Committee strive to ensure that every day is an adventure in GLMW!