Polish Scouting in the UK

Over 100 years of Polish Scouting includes over 70 years of dedicated work in the UK, which uniquely allows youth and children of Polish heritage living in Britain to remain in touch with their roots and discover the great adventure of Scouting.

The Polish Scouting Association (PSA) is a thriving international organisation, with a presence in Australia, Argentina, Canada, France, Ireland, the USA and the UK. In the UK there are approximately 1,500 members in over 140 units across 40 locations in England and Scotland.

Registered in the UK since 1946, the UK units worked under one umbrella with the Polish Scouting Association International Council (Naczelnictwo).  Through the dedicated, hard work of hundreds of scout and guide leaders, generations of brownies, cubs, guides and scouts have benefited from scouting programmes which have helped develop their skills and reach their full potential.

In 2013 the PSA separated the UK Scouting Units from it’s international operations, so that Polish Scouting in the UK came into line with all the other countries where the PSA operates. Other than a name change to Polish Scouting Association UK Region nothing else has changed in our scouting work. We continue to grow as more and more Polish children and youth join our ranks, we are forming new units in areas previously not served and enjoy an increased interest within the Polish Community in the UK. PSA International continues to be our parent organisation.

PSA UK Region are the proud owners of two scout centres: St. Briavels Scout Centre in the Wye Valley and Fenton Scout Centre in Lincolnshire. We also run a scout centre in rented premises in Penrhos, North Wales.

For more information see our website:

http://www.zhpwb.org.uk/