Dorset Scouts

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About Organisation

It all began during the first nine days of August 1907 on Brownsea Island, Dorset. Lord Baden-Powell held an experimental camp to try out his ideas and brought together 20 boys from a variety of backgrounds.

We are proud to be part of the County that Scouting was born in and today Dorset Scouts offers fun, challenge and adventure to over 8000 boys and girls aged between 4 and 25.

We enable young people from every background to reach their full potential through the unique experience of Scouting. They get the chance to enjoy new activities, make friends, develop skills, and make a positive impact in their communities.

Over 1,800 adult volunteers (there’s room for more!) help make Dorset Scouting amazing in a diversity of ways; either by working directly with our young people or by helping manage a Group by being a charity Trustee. Dorset Scouts supports its volunteers so they can get the most out of their experiences by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week – having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges. Everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them. And we’ll help them find it.

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Dorset Scouts
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Puddletown Road
Wareham, BH20 7NU
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