City of Portsmouth Scouts

Our scouting family

Portsmouth Scouts is proud to offer provision across the whole Scouting spectrum.  From our youngest members in Squirrels, through Network for the 18 to 25s and beyond with our Active Support group.  We also welcome volunteers to Scouting from age 14, giving people of all ages the opportunity to share their skills and inspire the next generation.

Many of our Explorer Scouts undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme with us.  We also welcome non-members (14-18) who want to complete their volunteering requirement for DoE with Scouts.

In the heart of our community

Scouting is available in almost every part of our City.  We have 17 Scout Groups and 7 Explorer Units which together offer around 1300 young people the change to discover the fun of Scouting.

Scout Groups

1st Portsmouth Sea Scouts (Old Portsmouth)2nd Portsmouth (PAWS*)3rd Portsmouth (Portsea)5th Portsmouth (Milton)8th Portsmouth (Southsea, Central)21st Portsmouth (Fratton)22nd Portsmouth (Copnor)23rd Portsmouth (Stamshaw)33rd Portsmouth (Southsea, East)48th Portsmouth (Southsea, West)54th Portsmouth (Baffins)62nd Portsmouth (Cosham)64th Portsmouth (Southsea, South)70th Portsmouth (Drayton)72nd Portsmouth (Widley)73rd Portsmouth (Drayton)104th Portsmouth (Hilsea)*Paulsgrove And Wymering Scouts

Explorer Units

Daring ESU (2nd)Dreadnaught ESU (5th)Endeavour ESU (54th)Nautilus ESU (64th)Ocean ESU (73rd)Pegasus ESU (23rd)Warrior ESU (1st)

Young people first: safeguarding and safety in Scouting

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we put young people’s safety and well-being first.  Find out more about safeguarding in Scouts.

Safeguarding concerns? Contact our local Safeguarding Officer directly at