There are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards.
There are four main sections in Scouting - divided into age groups - providing structured programmes for young people between the ages of 6 and 18 years. Whilst the activities they take part in will depend on their age, each Section gives young people the opportunity to learn by doing. Each Section has six Programme Zones. Programme Zones divide the whole programme into manageable areas. Each zone represents a different development area in a young person's life. Leaders are trained to deliver this programme, ensuring our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.