Scouts is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years who want to make friends and develop their widening interests in way that is both educational and fun.

Young people who want a break from the usual after school routine of homework, games and watching television. Our activities are about action and involvement and that means more than just camping.

Hiking, rock climbing, gliding, sailing, pioneering, canoeing, parascending, abseiling, putting on shows and exhibitions, motor mechanics, electronics, photography - the list is endless!

Scouts are also given the chance to learn skills in survival, cooking and first aid. There are often opportunities to go abroad as well.


Contact: Northern Ireland Commissioner (Scouts) - Anne Nicholson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Queen's Scout Award

Before you start your Queen's Scout Award you must register your intention to complete the Award at

Click here to download The Queen’s Scout Award
Information for participants
September 2015 Fourth Edition

When you have completed all the requirements for your Queen's Scout Award the Certificate Request form (pages 20-22) must be completed, signed and returned to the Northern Ireland Scout Office, 109 Old Milltown Road, Belfast, BT8 7SP.

Scout Quest Emblem

The Northern Ireland Scout Council Religious Advisory Support Team has relaunced the Scout Quest Emblem Badge.

Click here to download the Scout Quest Emblem booklet.

Click here to download the Badge Order Form.  Badges available from your Badge Secretary at £1.00 each.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We are a Licensed Organisation for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award which gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfill their potential and have a brighter future.  Visit The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website here:

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is committed to making the DofE programme available to all young people in Northern Ireland. Upon completion of their programme, young people can have a choice of Award certification: A Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Certificate, a Gaisce – The President’s Award Certificate or an International Award Certificate. Visit the dedicated page which tells you more about the Joint Award Initiative at

If you would like to get involved with The Duke of Edinburgh's Award or start doing your DofE programme we would really like to hear from you. Please contact Pamela Hale in the NI Scout Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details including contact details for your nearest DofE Centre.

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