… we change the world.
We support our members to celebrate and question the world around them. We enable them to bring about the changes that they want in order to create a more equal and caring world.
… we are youth led.
We support young people to participate, take the lead, and make decisions about their programme and how the organisation is run. We empower them to become active citizens locally and globally.
… we welcome everyone.
Our groups, events, centres and volunteer roles are open to all. We do our best to remove any barriers to participation.
… we are co-operative.
We practice cooperation and teamwork through all of our activities.
… we understand and respect our one world.
We think it’s important to learn about our environment and how we can take better care of it. We develop international understanding and friendship through our activities and exchanges.
… we’ve been running since 1925 and we’re still going strong!
We’ve changed over the past century, but draw on our heritage and what we’ve learnt as we move forward.
About the groups
The groups, which are open to all children and young people, are divided by age:
- Under sixes are known as Woodchips
- Six to nine-year olds are known as Elfins
- Ten to twelve-year olds are Pioneers
- Thirteen to fifteen-year olds are Venturers
- Sixteen to twenty year olds organise their own activities, and are known as District Fellows or DFs