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The Guernsey Scout Association is the largest co-educational youth organisation within the Bailiwick.  We currently have over 700 young people and 150 adults, who belong to the 10 groups in Guernsey and 1 in Alderney.

Every night of the week somewhere in the Bailiwick, one of our many Beavers (6-8 year olds), Cubs (8 – 10 ½ year olds), Scouts (10 ½  – 14 year olds), Explorer Scouts (14 – 18 year olds) and Network (18 – 25 year olds) meet in across the Islands under the guidance of their leaders (18+).

All leaders are volunteers who give up their time on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or periodic basis to provide fun and exciting activities for our young people. We support the idea of flexible volunteering, where we appreciate the time that people have in busy lives is limited and that a regular commitment is not always practical. Not all adults volunteers are leaders, many also help support groups by managing adults or dealing with the administration of Scouting.

Our activities range from craft work to rock climbing, visiting places of interest to helping others in the community, sailing and canoeing to fire lighting and cooking outdoors, camping on Island and going overseas to take part in a World Scout Jamborees to see how other people live. We always aim to have a positive impact on society and carry out all sorts of projects in the community.

We encourage our young people to test themselves to do new and exciting skills under the watchful eye of experienced and trained leaders.  We operate a badge system to reward and encourage our young people in their challenges and encourage personal development to their own limitations and beyond.  All Leaders are given a full training programme to support them in providing a balanced and interesting programme safely. We teach our leaders and young people life skills that not only benefit them in Scouting, but in their work and school environments. All of our adult volunteers are CRB (DBS) checked and are given Safeguarding training.

Locally we a fortunate enough to own the fantastic Les Maingys Activity Centre and Campsite which offers over 17 acres of beautiful Guernsey countryside.  This includes a large activity centre with an indoor climbing wall and sports hall where many other activities such as archery, football, volleyball and other sports can take place.  The activity centre also boasts two large meeting rooms and commercial kitchen to cater for small, large and corporate events.  Alongside the centre is a traditional Guernsey Farmhouse, known as the Hostel, which sleeps 32 and is hired out to all.  On site there is also a reservoir where canoeing, rafting and other activities can take place.  The site also has a large campfire circle, where we hold campfires and a safe area for lighting of fires for cooking outdoors.

We believe Guernsey Scouting is an asset to the Bailiwick and all it’s Young People, for further details on joining, volunteering or helping us in some way please contact us on 01481 256796 or by email at info@scouts.org.gg