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The Scout Experience Survey 2021

Welcome and thank you

We've created this survey to understand how you’re feeling about Scouts and help us improve the way we do things.

Why your views matter, especially in tough times

We realise this past year has been unlike any other we’ve ever faced. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched us all in so many different ways and we understand that it has been a challenging time for so many. Some Scouts groups were able to continue online, while others haven’t.

Nonetheless, it’s really important that we hear from you, even if you haven’t been as active as normal, to help us keep supporting you as best we can.

Some of what we ask you about simply wasn’t possible during the pandemic, so it’s ok to say that. We’re interested to see how the pandemic affected the types of activities you could take part in.

Your answers will help us show the impact Scouts makes, and to help us make better decisions about how we use our time and money.

How we talk about Scouts 

Throughout the survey we have used the term Scouts, but that can mean all members across all sections (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network) as well as all those people who support Scouts at Group, District, County, Region and Country level, or as part of Scout Active Support.

How long will it take to complete? 

The survey will take between 20 and 30 minutes and it may be easier to do on a computer or tablet, rather than a mobile phone. If you need to pause part way through please use the 'save and continue' button in the top right hand corner of the screen, so that you can finish the survey later.

Respecting your privacy 

We'll never publish your answers in a way that could identify you personally, so please be honest and open about what you think. If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please email You can see our Data Protection Policy for more details.

Thank you

As a thank you, by fully completing this survey you can choose to be entered into a prize draw to win £500 to spend at Scout Stores. If enough volunteers from your local area also take part, then your District is in with a chance of winning £1,000 to spend in the same way. 

Thank you for taking part in the survey, and encouraging others to as well.

It’s so important that we all have our say, especially at times like these.

You must be over 10 years old to take part in this survey. This question requires a valid number format.
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