1. Who can join the District Scout Network?
All young adults aged between 18 and 25 can join the District Scout Network. Special attention should be given in the District to ensuring that Explorer Scouts are aware of the Scout Network Programme and the opportunities that exist to work towards the top awards.
2. Who will be automatically become members of Scout Network?
All young adults, that are members of the association and are aged between 18 and 25 in Scouting are members of the Scout Network.
This applies to members holding the following roles:
• Section Leader / Assistant Section Leader (all sections)
• Group Scout Leader / Assistant Group Scout Leader
• Scout Active Support Manager
• District Commissioner / Deputy District Commissioner / Assistant District Commissioner
• District Explorer Scout Commissioner
• District Scout Network Commissioner
• District Scouter / District Explorer Scout Leader
• County Commissioner / Deputy County Commissioner / Assistant County Commissioner (including Area/Region/Bailiwick alternatives)
• County Training Manager / Local Training Manager (including Area/Region/Bailiwick alternatives)
• County Scouter (including Area/Region/Bailiwick alternatives)
• Safeguarding Awareness Co-ordinator
• County Media Manager (including Area/Region/Bailiwick alternatives)
• District and County Youth Commissioners
District Explorer Scout Commissioners have a role to play in ensuring Explorer Scouts know about Scout Network and to add them to Compass from the age of 17 ½ years old. When they turn 18 they will then be automatically be added to the Scout Network section for the District and the UK.
3. Is there a minimum age for joining Scout Network?
The minimum age for joining Scout Network is 18 years old.
4. How much is this going to cost?
Being part of Scout Network at either District or UK Level will follow the same format, free to join pay to play. So this means that membership to the association is free but any costs associated with activity or operational costs will apply.
5. What uniform do Scout Network members wear?
Scout Network members wear an adult leader uniform with a Scout Network uniform badge. This consists of a stone shirt/blouse. Scout Network Members can choose to wear either the UK Scout Network Scarf or District Scout Network scarf (often called a necker).
Merchandise from Scout Shops
Scout Network uniform diagram
6. Do I need to undertake adult training to be a Scout Network member?
There is no adult training required to be a Scout Network member. Being a Scout Network member means you are participating in The Scout Associations youth programme.
7. Does membership of a Scout Network count towards adult service awards?
No. Adult service awards are for time given to holding an adult appointment not a youth role which Scout Network membership is considered.
8. SSAGO – Student Scout and Guide Organisation
Members of The Student Scout and Guide Organisation (SSAGO) are welcome to join the Scout Network, either through local District Scout Networks or the UK Scout Network if they don't have a connection with a District. District Scout Network Commissioners together with ACCs (Scout Network) should look to raise awareness of the Scout Network amongst student populations. www.ssago.org.uk