“Our scouts have really enjoyed fencing, and we’re looking forward to completing the sessions to attain the Bronze Award.” – Cornwall Scouts

Fencing is a very popular activity for Uniformed Youth Groups to offer to their members.

BF supports uniformed youth groups by providing:

  • opportunities to upskill adult leaders to be able to deliver fencing sessions in a safe, fun and exciting way.
  • support to develop leadership skills for young people
  • access to discounted equipment
  • links to local fencing clubs
  • guidance on running inter and intra fencing competitions.



Fencing is a great activity to run for your Scouts and is different to many traditional sports and activities that you may already deliver, below are some of the reasons why:

  • Young fencers are more likely to take part in non-mainstream sports alongside fencing, emphasising its appeal to young people with an individual streak.
  • Young fencers have extremely positive perceptions of the sport and view it as a way to have fun, channel stress, challenge themselves and stay active. For many (73%), the sport is either the only sport (49%) or the priority sport in their lives.
  • Young fencers are highly committed – 94% fencing once a week or more.

British Fencing has been working with the Scout Association to provide opportunities for Scout Leaders to deliver fencing in a safe, fun and engaging way, whilst ensuring that the activity can be sustained and delivered in-house.

In 2023 BF delivered over 18 courses to train up Scout leaders across the UK.

More information on the various opportunities available, how it links with the Master at Arms Badge and how you can gain a coaching qualification to deliver fencing to your Scouts can be found by following the links below.


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