Age Groups

Scouting is for all ages, but is primarily aimed at young people.

The Purpose of Scouting is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.


In the UK scouting is organised into the following age groups:



beavers100 cubs100 scouts100 explorers100 network100 activesupport100

6 to 8

8 to 10½

10½ to 14

14 to 18

18 to 25

25 plus






Active Support

All these sections can be found in Reigate District; Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers are available from most of the District's Groups and there is also a central District Network and a District Active Support Unit.