Scouting was started in 1907 by Robert Baden Powell. The Scout Association in the United Kingdom has five sections – Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, and Network.
The aim of the Scout Association is to encourage the physical, mental & spiritual development of young people, to enable them to take a constructive place in society.
Scouting tries to achieve the aims of the movement by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based upon the Scout Promise & Law. The Association is a multi-faith, multi-cultural & mixed sex organisation.
The structure of Scouting allows Scout Groups to be supported by a District, Apsley are supported by Hemel Hempstead District. The Districts are supported by County/Area and Hemel Hempstead is supported by Hertfordshire County, which in turn is supported by the Scout Association.