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Dorset Scouts

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Dorset Scout County

Dorset Scout County is concurrent with the political county of Dorset, and provides Scouting opportunities for young people and adults in the area.[1]

The County is currently divided into 8 Scout Districts:[2]

The Largest District for Numbers of Groups is Bournemouth, with a total of 22 Scout Groups, the Largest for Area Covered is North Dorset, and the Most Historic is Poole District, with 3 Founder Groups included, (1stHamworthy, Broadstone & 1st Parkstone)

Brownsea Island Camp Site is Run in Partnership between Poole, & Wareham and Isle of Purbeck Districts together with the National Trust.

The County runs its own Adult Training Section - Dorset Adult Training Team, Has a Full County Team of Scout Commissioners and also has its own Scout Active Support Unit and Network Scout Unit. It also has its own Head Quarters at Buddens Farm in Wareham, which is also the County Scout Camp Site.

District Group Lists

Each District is Split in to a number of Scout Groups, and each district also run a number of Explorer Scout Sections and Scout Active Support Units. Each District is under the direction of a District Commissioner and number of Assistant and Deputy Commissioners.


10th Bournemouth (St.James)

11th Bournemouth (St Christophers)

12th Bournemouth (St Barnabas)

17th Bournemouth (Talbot Village)

1st Bournemouth (Epiphany)

20th Bournemouth (Hillview) Scout Group

21st Bournemouth

24th Bournemouth (St Lukes)

28th Bournemouth

2nd Bournemouth St Michael's

30th Bournemouth(St John's)

32nd Bournemouth (Southbourne Methodist)

34th Bournemouth (St Francis)

35th Bournemouth (Bournemouth School)

37th Bournemouth (R.C.)

38th Bournemouth (Winton Methodist)

43rd Bournemouth (Victoria Park)

49th Bournemouth (St Katherine)

5th Bournemouth (Sutton Road)

6th Bournemouth (St.George's)

8th Bournemouth Kinson Methodist

9th Bournemouth (St Thomas')


10th Christchurch (Mudeford)

1st Christchurch (Town)

20th Christchurch (1st Somerford)

2nd Christchurch (Scoutlink)

3rd Christchurch

5th Christchurch (Highcliffe)

6th Christchurch (Bransgore)

8th Christchurch (Burton)

Dorchester & West Dorset

1st Beaminster

1st Bradford Abbas

1st Bridport

1st Charminster

1st Charmouth

1st Dorchester

1st Maiden Newton

1st Martinstown

1st Mosterton

1st Puddletown

1st Sherborne (St Aldhelm's)

1st West Bay

1st Yetminster

Bride Valley


Central Dorchester

Cerne Valley

Crossways (and Moreton)

Milborne St Andrew

East Dorset

1st Alderholt

1st Colehill

1st Ferndown

1st Heatherlands

1st Longham

1st St Leonards and St Ives

1st Sturminster Marshall

1st West Moors

1st Wimborne Minster

1st Witchampton-Crichel

1st Woodcutts

2nd Corfe Mullen

2nd Verwood

2nd Wimborne

North Dorset

1st Charlton Marshall

1st Shaftesbury

1st Sturminster Newton




St Mary of Gillingham



1st Parkstone (Lady B.P's Own)

3rd Poole

All Saints, Branksome Park

Branksome St Aldhelm's


1st Hamworthy (inc Turlin Moor)

1st Lilliput

Parkstone St Peters

Poole North (inc Oakdale and Canford Heath

Wareham and Isle of Purbeck

1st Corfe Castle

1st Lytchett Matravers

1st Lytchett Minster (inc Upton)

1st Sandford

1st Wareham

2nd Swanage

4th Swanage

Bere Regis

Langton Matravers

Wool & Bovington

Weymouth & Portland

1st Portland

2nd Portland

Chesil Beach


Weymouth East

Weymouth North

Weymouth South

Weymouth West

General Scout Info

More information on Scouting in General can be found by visiting, and more Scout Information for Dorset is avaialbale at