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 scouting organisation, with a presence in Australia, Argentina, Canada, France, Ireland, the USA and the UK. In the UK there are over 2,500 members in 110 units across 40 locations in England and Scotland.

Registered in the UK since 1946, the UK units initially operated under one umbrella with the Polish Scouting Association International Council (Naczelnictwo).  In 2013 PSA separated the UK Scouting Units from its international operations, in line with all the other countries where the PSA operates.

Other than a change of name 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 and we are forming new units in areas previously not served and continue to enjoy an increased interest within the Polish Community in the UK.

Through the dedicated, hard work of hundreds of volunteer scout and guide leaders, generations of brownies, cubs, guides and scouts have benefited from our scouting programmes which continue to help young people to develop their personal skills and reach their full potential in society.

PSA UK Region operate three scout centres: St. Briavels Scout Centre in the Wye Valley, Gloucerstershire and Fenton Scout Centre in Lincolnshire, which are owned by the association, as well as a scout centre in rented premises in Penrhos, North Wales. We offer our facilities to other scouting and youth groups throughout the UK.

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