Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement.

During the late 1990s the Scout Association decided that, to meet the changing needs of young people, there should be two older sections; one of which would be Scout Network for those between 18-25 years of age.

This section offers an opportunity for those aged 18+ to continue in Scouting without the need to hold an adult leadership role. There is also many opportunities to gain the following awards:

Queen’s Scout Award

The Queen’s Scout Award is the top award in Scouting, it is available to members of the Explorer Scout and Scout Network Sections aged from 16 to 25. This award is designed to allow members to demonstrate all the skill and achievements they have developed through Scouting.

Explorers working towards the Queens Scout award my also work towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold award details of both awards may be found here: Queen’s Scout and Duke of Edinburgh’s.


Explorer Belt

The Explorer Belt is open to Explorer Scouts aged 16 and over and members of the Scout Network. Members take part in a ten-day expedition designed to allow those who take part to learn about a different country, the people who live there and their culture. Details are found here.



Scouts of the World Award

Scouts of the World Award (SOWA) is a Scout Network only award that gives Scout Network members the chance to undertake a project of their choice within the themes of Peace, Environment and Sustainability and take action on their chosen issue.

Through your Scouts of the World Award journey, you’ll develop skills and knowledge that will empower you to undertake a project that will make a sustainable impact on your local, national or international community, while developing your personal skills.

More information and the award requirements can be found here.


Join Us!

We welcome all those aged 18-25, and have groups meeting regularly across Bexley District. If you have moved for work, university or any other reason and wish to join, please don’t hesitate to get in contact 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