About Scouting

Scouting stands for challenge! Scouting offers fun and exciting activities that challenge girls and boys to develop themselves. 

  • Scouting is the largest youth organisation in the Netherlands with over 100.000 members
  • Over 40 million boys and girls are a member of Scouting globally
  • 1 in 5 children in the Netherlands is or has been a member of Scouting
  • There are over 1000 Scouting groups in the Netherlands
  • One or more Scouting groups are active in 80% of all communities.
  • 75% of volunteers in Scouting Nederland is younger than 25 and spends an average of 8 hours a week for Scouting
  • 25% of volunteers in Scouting Nederland is also a volunteer in another organisation
  • Scouting Nederland has over 20 label camping sites available to scouts and non-scouts in the most beautiful places in the Netherlands
  • Queen Máxima is patroness of Scouting Nederland