Information for parents

If you’re a parent who’d like to know more about what your child would do as a Scout, then you’re in the right place!

Chorley Scouts offers fun, challenge and adventure for young people aged 6 – 25, right across the area of Chorley from Croston in the west to the east of Withnell. You’ll probably find a Scout group or Explorer Scout unit within a couple of miles of your house. You can find out if we are in your area by visiting our Find a Scout Group page.


Scouting is split into 5 youth sections, these are:

Each of these sections in West Lancs Scouts has their own website where you can get a feel for their events and programme.


If you’d like to know more about what our young people get up to and why they love being a Scout, then watch our short video to find out why Scouting is growing all over the UK.