Greater London Region Strategy

Our overarching priority in line with The Scout Associations Vision document 2007 – 2012, is to retain and recruit more adult volunteers in order to increase youth membership.

London is unique as a Region because it is a single entity, arbitrarily divided into Six Scout Counties – unlike any other Region. This gives particular opportunities and challenges where close co-operation between counties leads to an economy of scale or advantages with cross county border bodies. The Greater London strategy revolves around six objectives, each one of which is championed by one of the Greater London County Commisioners. to the strategies for the London Region and each of its counties.

In November 2008, Boris Johnson launched his “Time for Action- Equipping young people for the future and preventing violence” strategy. Scouting is specifically mentioned several times in this report, highlighting how important Scouting is in the City of London.

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