About us

The area covered by Moors & Coastal District Scouts in Somerset broadly follows the administrative districts of Sedgemoor and West Somerset.

About Us

The area covered by Moors & Coastal District Scouts in Somerset broadly follows the administrative districts of Sedgemoor and West Somerset.

We have 11 Beaver Colonies, 16 Cub Packs, 12 Scout Troops, 4 Explorer Units, a Network section and a Scout Active Support (SAS) section. Please see the pages of the individual sections for details of that section.

Scouts is about fun, challenges and adventure

We are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

Moors & Coastal District

Moors & Coastal District in Somerset covers the north and west of the county. It was created by broadly merging the areas covered by the administrative districts of Sedgemoor and West Somerset.

Scout Groups can found in Shipham and Cheddar in the north, down to Bridgwater and North Petherton in central Somerset, and Watchet and Minehead in the west.

We offer fun and adventure across the District to over 600 girls and boys aged 6 to 25.

What do Scouts do?

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

What do volunteers do?

This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

Interested in Volunteering?

Contact Us to to find out how you can be a part of the adventure.

Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls