Scout Network in Northumberland County

Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement. From the time of Baden-Powell, there have been arrangements for young people who wanted to continue in Scouting. In Northumberland we have had many successful Network units and members who have gained awards, travelled the world and taken part in many events.

Explorer Belt in Austria

Queen's Scout Awards

World Scout Moot in Kenya

Roverway in Finland

Queen's Scout Expedition

Roverway in France

Time to Network video – what is Network?

Basics

Scout Network gives opportunities to 18-25 year olds who have an interest in Scouting, their own personal development and having fun.

Programme

Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves under the leadership of a District Scout Network Commissioner and sometimes with the support of a Programme Coordinator.

The Programme is divided into three Programme Areas: Community, International and Adventure.

There are several Network only camps which happen annually for Network members to take part in where they can try new activities, meet other Network members and have some fun:

Network gathering (Easter each year).

Fun in Beds (February each year).

Network Festival (at the end of June each year).

Intense (September).

Network members can also attend international events such as the World Scout Moot and Roverway; which happen every few years and are organised for a different country each time. The next World Scout Moot is in Iceland in 2017 and the next Roverway is in Holland in 2018. International camps happen in the UK each year and are always looking for network members to help with activities and join in the fun…see our international pages to find out more.

Joining

All young adults, that are members of the association and are aged between 18 and 25 in Scouting are members of the Scout Network. Each District should have a Scout Network and a District Scout Network Commissioner who can help guide the young people.

Scout Network also has its own digital platform which helps young people organise activities, events and projects. Once you are a Network member you will get a log in to join this platform, see what everyone else is up to and start to join in.

Many Networks have their own facebook groups which you can join or follow.

To see what one Northumberland Network have been up to – watch their video which they made to celebrate 10 years of the unit.

Top Awards

Network members are also given the opportunity to take part in the top awards of Scouting: