Have your say: the Scout Experience Survey

Three female Cub Scouts sit inside a bell tent with a group around a campfire visible in the background. The scene is set at night in a woodland.

Every year, the Scouts survey young people and parents/carers to understand how young people feel about Scouts and what they gain from Scouts, how supported adult volunteers feel and where we can offer more support, why young people join and leave Scouts and how parents/carers feel about Scouts.

We know Scouts has been different for everyone these past 12 months. However, it’s really important that we hear from you, even if you haven’t been as active as normal, to help us improve the impact we have on your children and those to come.

If you are a Scout aged over 10, or a parent/carer of a young person who has been involved in Scouts in the last 12 months (even if they have now left), we would really appreciate it if you could complete this survey.

You can do so via this link: scouts.org.uk/scoutsurvey2021 until Thursday 1 July 2021.

About the survey

This survey takes between 15 and 30 minutes, and so we recommend using a larger device (such as a laptop, PC or tablet) rather than a phone. If you have more than one child in Scouts, please only fill in this survey in relation to the child that has been in Scouts the longest. If your child left Scouts in the last 12 months, we would still like to hear from you.

We won’t be asking Beavers and Cubs to get involved as we believe they are a little too young. Scouts under 13 will only be asked five simple questions and will not be asked for any personal information.

If they are a Scout or Explorer Scout aged 13 and over, then we ask them more detailed questions, information about their background, and permission to contact them again and anonymously link their answers to things like school performance. Please note: We will never share their answers in a way that allows them to be identified. Any results will be the average of lots of young people and any matching of information to other records will be done anonymously, with the link to them as an individual broken before we look at the results.

A little thank you

As a thank you for filling in the survey, everyone who takes part will be entered into a draw for £500 to spend at Scout Store or Scout Adventures.

In addition, the District that gets the most responses will be entered into a draw for £1000. So please remember when you’re entering the survey that ‘Where does your child take part in Scouts?’ should be answered with:

Country: England
Region: South East
County/Area/Region: Hampshire
District: New Forest North

If you have any questions, there are Frequently Asked Questions here or email [email protected] The results of the survey will really help us improve what we do. These will show the difference Scouts makes, which will help us
recruit more people, get more support and make an even greater impact.