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About Scouting in Canterbury

Canterbury District covers the council boundaries so is a large area taking in many towns and villages. We have 13 Groups offering over 1000 young people each week great programmes.

If you have a young person who wishes to join please contact us here or you can find out about local groups on our find a group page. If you wish to volunteer please contact us here or take a look at our volunteer page.

We are a uniform movement and wearing a uniform is comfy and practical. It means no one feels uncomfortable or left out and helps everyone feel part of the group.

Our uniform consists of a sweatshirt that you can sew badges on and a coloured scarf or 'necker’ to represent your local group. There're lots of other optional accessories you can wear such as hats, hoodies, trousers or shorts.


Our vision for 2025

By 2025 we'll have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We'll be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.

Our mission 

Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

Our values

We act with care, respect, integrity, cooperation, exploring our own and others’ beliefs.

Our goals

Our plan is to build on the success of the previous plan: to continue to grow, become more inclusive, to be shaped by young people and to make a bigger impact in our communities.


Scouts is open to all. We believe it’s a priority to reflect the diversity of the communities we are in.

Youth Shaped

Over the last four years, there has been a growing momentum to ensure young people are shaping their experiences and taking on leadership roles at Scouts. We want to continue to build on this.

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