The Scouts are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation; Cheshire is one of the largest Scout Counties in the UK with a total membership of 11,956 and growing.
We prepare young people with skills for life
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life.
We encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we help over 460,000 young people aged 6-25 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.
We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. We help young people develop and improve key life skills.
We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.
What Scouts do
Young people in the Scouts take part in an exciting programme of activities from kayaking to coding. They develop character skills like resilience, initiative and tenacity; employability skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving; and practical skills like cooking and first aid. And research proves it really works. A 2018 report says Scouts are 17% more likely to show leadership skills and work well in teams. They’re a third more likely to support their communities too.
Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and directly supporting young people. With full support and award winning training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Not only is it incredibly rewarding and great fun, you’ll learn some brilliant skills transferable to the workplace too. We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don’t need to have been a Scout. You just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together.
Search for your local Group to find out how to develop your skills, learn new ones and be part of the Scouting story.
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Patron – Her Majesty the Queen
Founder – Robert Baden-Powell, OM,
First Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell
Chief Scout – Lt Col (Hon) Bear Grylls RM OBE
County Commissioner – Dave Hopley
President (designate) – Lady Alexis Redmond MBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire
- Peter Ellis
- Frank Hough
- Eddie Johnson
- Margaret Johnson
- Margaret Olliver
- Graham Phillips DL MBE
- Ray Salisbury JP
- Geoff Taylor BEM
- Steve Wilkinson
- Sir Nicholas Winterton
County Commissioner’s of Cheshire
- 2021 – Dave Hopley
- 2009 – 2021 Graham Phillips DL MBE
- 2002 – 2009 Eddie Johnson
- 1999 – 2002 Geoff Taylor BEM
- 1993 – 1999 Ray Salisbury JP
- 1984 – 1993 Derek Olliver
- 1974 – 1984 E Hugh Gorton
From 1917 – 1974 Cheshire Scout County Area was divided into East and West Cheshire.
From 1908 – 1917 Cheshire Scout County was administered as one Scout County Area. The first County Commissioner was Sir Edward Thomas Davenant Cotton-Jodrell KCB DL appointed by the Chief Scout Robert Baden-Powell in 1912, he served till 1917.