'Be prepared' is their motto - and you'll need to be prepared to wait if you want to join the Scouts.
The waiting list to get into a pack is long and getting longer.
Here in the East there are more than seven thousand youngsters wanting to sign up.
That's 20% more than last year with a grand total of nearly 50,000 across the region.
The number joining has been going up for more than a decade, particularly in Norfolk, and while there has also been a surge in the number of adults volunteering for the movement, it is not quite enough.
We invited a group of Norfolk Scouts into the ITV News Anglia studio to tell us why it is so popular.