The Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting Movement. From the time of Baden-Powell, there have been arrangements for young people who wanted to continue after their time in the Scout Section. In 1967 the exisiting Senior Scout and Rover Scout sections were joined to form the Venture Scouts.
During the late 1990s we decided that, to meet the changing needs of young people, there should be two sections for the over-14s: Explorer Scouts for 14 to 18-year-olds, and the Scout Network for 18 to 25s.
Young people leave Explorers when they are 18 years old and take a leadership position within the group. They also join the Network section and continue independant activites as a group of young people.