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Prepared to embark on your adventure? With six distinct sections tailored to different age groups, the activities and opportunities may vary, but the common thread is that each section empowers you to forge friendships, acquire skills, and explore new experiences.

Whether you're a young individual seeking a taste of adventure, a parent searching for new interests for your child, or an adult eager to volunteer or contribute in some capacity, we welcome your involvement and would love to hear from you.

How to Join Scouting in Sunderland

If you're a parent or carer,diverse group

Do you wish for your child to embrace the fun and adventure of Scouting? You're not alone. Beyond engaging in a variety of exciting activities, Scouts also acquire valuable skills. A recent study revealed that 87% of young individuals expressed that Scouting aided them in contributing to their communities as active citizens.

Generally, Squirrels begin their Scouting journey at the age of 4. As they progress, children can transition to Beavers at 6, Cubs at 8, and Scouts from the age of 10 and a half. Explorer Scouting becomes an option at 14 and extends until the age of 18.

To enrol your son or daughter, kindly complete the form below to provide your son or daughter's details for enrolment. For additional information about our groups and their locations, you can visit this page, where you'll also discover the meeting times for each section.


adultsVolunteering for Scouting is open to individuals from any background. We embrace diversity in gender, sex, ethnic background, and religion (or lack thereof, as many Leaders are not religious!). The sole requirement for becoming a Scouting volunteer is to successfully pass an Enhanced DBS check without a barring conviction. The Scout Association will conduct your DBS check free of charge. Your skills, regardless of their nature, can be valuable to Scouting. You don't have to be an extreme adventurer like Bear Grylls; we have opportunities for DIY enthusiasts, computer experts, and individuals with various skills!

The amount of time you choose to dedicate is entirely up to you, and previous experience is not a prerequisite. We offer a diverse array of roles to accommodate everyone, and regardless of the role you select, we'll ensure that you receive proper training and support.

Simply complete the form below by selecting the Adult Volunteer option, or you can reach out via email at A member of the District recruitment team will then get in touch with you.

Our volunteering opportunities extend beyond working directly with young people; groups also require managers, treasurers, and individuals with DIY skills to contribute to the upkeep of our premises.

For more information about our Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Explorer sections, click on the section that interests you.

You can locate the groups within Sunderland District on this page.

Currently, there are no openings for Squirrel Scouts (ages 4-6) in the District. Additionally, we've temporarily closed our waiting lists due to the extended wait times until spaces become available.

Once we have availability for the section, we will update the page accordingly.