Scout Facts

Adventure  Facts

Did you know?

  • More young people do adventurous activities as Scouts than with any other organisation.
  • No other organisation offers such a range of challenging or exciting activities as Scouting.
  • The youngest person to walk to the South Pole was a Scout (Andrew Cooney).
  • Each year 20,000 Scouts take part in the fitness challenge badge (and achieve it!)
  • Each year Scouts undertaking the Queen’s Scout Award walk the equivalent distance of once around the world.
  • Each year Scouts spend over 2 million nights away from home doing adventurous activities.
  • 11 of the 12 people to walk on the moon were once Scouts.
  • You are never more than 10 miles from a Scout Meeting Place – adventure is accessible.