About us

About Us

Brighton & Hove Scout District is part of The Scout Association of the United Kingdom and is one of eight Districts which make-up the East Sussex Scout County.

We have 15 Scout Groups 2 Explorer Units and a Network. We’re the largest district in East Sussex helping over 1,000 young people enjoy and attend scouting in the City of Brighton & Hove. Scouting in the area started in 1907 at Cottesmore School with the District in it’s current form starting in 2011 when the districts of Brighton and Hove & Portslade merged.

We aim to offer challenge and adventure to all our members. We believe in helping young people fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We’re working to make Scouting available to all and we’re passionate about what we do.

Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take risks in a safe environment, and have their first taste of responsibility. We give young people experiences they’ll never forget. The sort of adventure we offer is the chance to experience something different and the opportunity to challenge. When a Beaver Scout wakes up the morning after a sleep over, or a Cub Scout has just got over her fear of heights by completing her first abseil – that’s adventure.

We provide hundreds of activities for our members. If we don’t have an instructor who can help we can normally find someone who can. But Scouting isn’t just about activities for their own sake. We encourage our young people to feel the buzz of the challenge and then reflect on what that means. Did they have fun? Do they feel more confident? Would they do it again?

All of our adults have a responsibility to make sure that our Programme is fun and exciting. They also make sure that it is safe. Our policies, rules, code of behaviour and advice on child protection and safety are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

It’s something different from the norm, and that why a lot of people like it.’ In fact, it’s what’s made us part of the largest co-educational youth Movement in the country.

Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background. There are also plenty of opportunities for adults to become involved as Leaders and supporters

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