We’re really happy to shout about the fact that we’ve seen an amazing 4% Growth in Young People aged 4-18 in The Scouts in Merseyside according to our 2024 Census. This means that we’re able to prepare better futures for even more young people through the delivery of our #SkillsForLife programme!

“I’m really happy that we’ve seen an increase in young people, this just means that our adult volunteers are able to use our programme to grow and support young people across Merseyside.”

Nikki Parr, Programme Team Lead

We’ve also seen an impressive growth of 5% in programme delivery roles, so we’ve even more adult volunteers working across 137 communities in Merseyside!

“While we’ve seen the numbers of young people grow, it’s impressive to see such a big jump in programme delivery volunteers. Unfortunately we have seen a decrease in support and governance roles, but it is one of our priorities over the next 12 months to support our District Lead Volunteers to help recruit and train into these important roles. But 5% increase to our programme deliverers is outstanding!”

Matthew Jones, Volunteer Development Team Lead

We’ve also seen a number of other trends in our data for Merseyside, including the number of small sections decreasing and Squirrel Dreys continuing to open.

Chris Valentine-Burrows, County Lead Volunteer

“It’s great to see the continued growth in Merseyside and the team and I are working hard to understand how we can support District Lead Volunteers to continue these positive steps back to 2019/2020 census levels. I’d like to thank all our adult volunteers across 137 communities in Merseyside for the amazing work they do in supporting our young people and delivering #SkillsForLife.”


Merseyside Scouts now has 6900 active young people across Merseyside.

Merseyside Scouts covers Sefton, St. Helens, Liverpool, Knowsley and The Wirral local authorities.