All members of The Scout Association between 18 and 25 years are automatically members of the Scout Network.

Local Networks, can be based at County, District or Group; some may be focused around a specific activity or location, e.g. Gang Show, Activity Center climbing or canoeing.

Scout Network programmes will reflect the huge variation in Members' interests. Some local Networks will have activities that concentrate o­n o­ne area of the programme, whilst others will have a wider range. o­ne of the key elements is the opportunity to get away, either under canvas or in other accommodation.

Information from Scoutbase

BaLiNetwork, stands for Baldock and Letchworth in Network. 

However, BALIN was also a character out of the Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings who's first line just happened to be "I'd rather have a small beer" as he prefers beer over anything else, which we thought was quite fitting.

What do we do?

BaLin help out where needed all around the District helping at weekly meetings, running camp fires or running bases at District and County events. In addition we take part in our own activities and work towards our Queen's Scout Award. We are flexible about meeting taking into account members away at University and work commitments.

Since BALiN started, many many moons ago, we've been having regular meetings pulling in between 4 and 14 people but desperately want more people to come along. Running an action packed programme is easy with lots of people, but hard if you can’t guarantee numbers.

If you are interested, contact

Forthcoming Scout Network Events

Sorry - No forthcoming events