Skills for Life

Luton is home to over 1,400 Scouts – a family of girls and boys who, from the age of six, enjoy life changing adventure every week.

Welcome to Luton Scouts

In Luton, Scouting was born in 1908 in a lady’s bedroom in Clarendon Road near the Hat Factory with a patrol of 15 lads. Today we have nearly a thousand co-ed youth members led by around 450 adult volunteers in 18 groups and six Explorer/Young Leader Units. By 2023 we want to add another 500 to that number and attract enough volunteers to help us do this. It’s a tall order but it can be done and in the process it will help to transform lives and provide skills for life.

When they made the Scout Promise on a cold weekday night, they were not just joining a youth club, they were choosing a code which many would follow throughout their lives. They were making a choice to live a meaningful life, full of fun, adventure and friendship and to put others before themselves. These are our Skills for Life.

If you would like to be part of this extraordinary team, fill in the form on our Contact page. You can tell us what you think and offer us new ideas for this vibrant web site. Also see About Us for more about the amazing world of Scouting and our part in it. Happy hunting!

Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.

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Latest news

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19th Feb 2019

Scouts learn survival skills at Gilwell winter camp

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16th Feb 2019

10-year old Scout’s business plan convinces John Lewis bosses to back a homeless charity.

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12th Feb 2019

Five top Scouts make Icknield District proud

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8th Feb 2019

Luton Scout Leader joins an elite band of Queen’s Scouts

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Upcoming events

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Event
Milton Bryan Campsite open day
When

23rd Feb

Time

All Day

Location

Milton Bryan near Toddington

Event
Luton Scouts Founders Day Hike (Note: New Venue)
When

24th Feb

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Heartwood Forest AL4 9DQ near Sandridge.

Event
YL Training – Module D
When

27th Feb

Time

All Day

Location

St Augustine's Scout HQ, Icknield Way, Luton, LU3 2LR

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Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls