The Scout Movement was founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell. In 1907, he held a successful experimental camp on Brownsea Island, Dorset, with 20 boys from different backgrounds taking part in such activities as sports, boating, exploring, and firelighting.
Today, Scouting is a global, educational youth movement, with 28,000,000 boys and girls in 216 countries around the world joining in the fun of scouting every week. Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take risks in a safe environment and have their first taste of responsibility. We give young people experiences they will never forget: Whether it’s a Beaver Scout waking up the morning after their first sleepover, or a Scout
Network member competing in an international expedition – that’s adventure!
Holme Valley District aims to offer challenge and adventure to all its members. We believe in helping our young people fulfil their potential to develop as active members of the community, to be self-reliant, caring, responsible, and committed: They do this by working
in teams, learning by doing, and thinking for themselves.
We are working to make Scouting available to all and we are passionate about what we do. All this is made possible by the efforts of our dedicated, hardworking team of adult volunteers, who ensure that the programme delivered is fun, exciting, and safe.
The Scout Association’s policies, rules, code of behaviour, and advice on child protection and safety, are there to ensure that our young people stay safe whilst they enjoy themselves and learn.
Welcome aboard !