Our organisation


The UK Scout Association is part of World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) with some 50 million active members and who all wear the world membership badge.

Scouting in the UK

The Scout Association is incorporated by Royal Charter and aims to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.


Scouting in the UK is managed by our HQ at Gilwell, in Essex, via Scout Counties which for Harborough District is Leicestershire.


Harborough District Scouts provides leadership, advice and support for the Scout Groups within the area from Great Glen to Market Harborough and across from Fleckney to Medbourne.


Scout Groups are the smallest unit and usually have at least one Beaver colony, Cub pack and Scout troop. Explorer units and Network are managed at District level and are separate from the Groups.
Each Group, Explorers and Network are managed by a Group Scout Leader or Commissioner and supported by an Executive Committee.

I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls