The Scout Network {Network}

The Scout Network is the fifth s
ection of the Scouting movement.  From the time of Baden-Powell, there have been arrangements for young people who wanted to continue after their time in the Scout Section, and over the years Senior Scouts, Rover Scouts and Venture Scouts have been formed - alongside special arrangements in Universities & Colleges.

During the late 1990s, to meet the changing needs of young people, two new sections were formed - Explorer Scouts for 14 to 18-year-olds, and the Scout Network for 18 to 25 year olds.  Explorer Scouts move into Scout Network on reaching the age of 18, and may remain members until their 25th birthday.  Many Network members are also Leaders, but this is entirely optional.  Network members are responsible for running their own section, with Leaders available to offer advice.  The two senior training awards - the Queen's Scout Award and the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award - may be gained by by Network members.