Scout Experience Survey 2018

The annual Scout Experience Survey 2018 has been released.

You can see the results of last year’s survey here

The survey explores:

  • What young people take part in through Scouting.
  • What Scouting gives them and how satisfied they are.
  • How supported adult volunteers feel and where we can improve.
  • Why young people and adult volunteers join and leave Scouting.
  • How parents/carers view Scouting.

The survey will help us improve the impact we have on young people, get better at recruiting and supporting adult volunteers, win the support of decision makers and funders, and make better decisions about how we spend our time and resources.

This one survey replaces a number of other surveys we used to ask you to complete because we want to take less of your time. 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.

You can find the survey here:

We want to hear from you, parents/carers and young people, even if they left Scouting in the last 12 months. The survey closes on the Sunday 17 June 2018. UPDATED: Extended to 1 July 2018.

For the results to be meaningful to us, we need enough young people, parents/carers and adult volunteers to take part. Also, the Districts that secure the most responses will be entered into a draw for £1,000.


Complete this survey as an adult volunteer

It should take you around 15-30 minutes and will ask you questions relevant to your role. All adult volunteers, regardless of what you do for Scouting, can take part. It is easier to complete on a computer rather than a phone.


Ask parents/carers and young people to complete the survey

If you are a Section Leader, please also ask parents/carers, Scouts, Explorers and Network who have been involved in Scouting in the last 12 months to complete the survey.

You can find template letters/emails here:

If you have any questions, these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) might help. If you still have any questions or concerns, please email

We want the insights needed to make Scouting even better and ensure we are rightfully recognised as a movement that deserves support.