Join Scouts

We're Scouts and everyone is welcome here. Every week across Portsmouth, we help almost 1,500 people aged 4-25 develop skills for life. Are you ready to join the adventure?

Sign up to join any Scout Group or Explorer Unit in the City of Portsmouth Scout District, just complete a simple online registration to get started.

Want to join?

It's super easy to tell us you'd like a Young Person to join Scouts.  Start by completing a short registration... we'll do the rest.  


Find out how giving back will improve your wellbeing, equip you with skills for the future, and help you to make new friends – and memories.

How we offer places

Each Scout Group and Explorer Unit is responsible for its membership.  Here are some things to be aware of:

It's not always possible to offer a place.  The availability of spaces is strictly limited by the number of volunteers on hand to run Scouting safely.  

It's simple.
More adults = more Scouting

We work hard to provide spaces to meet demand, but that is not always possible.  Some requests may never receive an offer of a place.

Your data is important

Your details will be stored in Online Scout Manager (OSM) and Portsmouth Scouts secure Google Workspace instance, which are used to manage membership across the District.  Please be aware that by entering your details, you are permitting the City of Portsmouth Scouts to store, process and share the information supplied with Scout Groups within Portsmouth District, strictly in order to assist in finding your child a place.  Scouts have robust procedures in place to safeguard our members and volunteers.  Here's how.