Skills for Life

Based in Manchester South Scout District, young people aged 4-18 from Wythenshawe and the surrounding area join us to experience everyday adventure and take part in our top-quality Scouting programme.

Welcome to
409th Manchester

Since 1955 we have been offering fun, challenge and adventure to members aged between 4 and 25 in the Wythenshawe area.

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers.


Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week – having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.

Our thriving and active Scout Group has a dedicated leadership team who produce exciting and dynamic programmes for young people in the area, our adult volunteers help our youth members to shape their own adventure by working in teams, thinking for themselves and learning through participation as well as having plenty of fun along the way! 

It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through everyday adventure, young people regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet lifelong friends through Scouting.


Aged 4 to 18?

Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.