Scouting caters for boys from Year 6 up to Year 13. The philosophy of Dulwich Scouting is to encourage boys and girls to take responsibility from a young age while developing a sense of participation and teamwork. Boys are expected to be fully involved and to take the wearing of their uniforms and their scouting promises seriously, but also to have fun and to learn new skills in a positive and supportive environment. The troop is led by Old Alleynians with the support of members of staff. In 2019 Dulwich Scouting celebrated its 90th anniversary.
Scouting provides a wide variety of activities, including camping, cooking, navigation, crafts, and outdoor games. Many of these are undertaken by Scouts in small groups – patrols – designed to build teamwork and leadership abilities as well as teach individual skills. The weekly meetings are supplemented by regular weekends away with many challenging and enjoyable activities such as canoeing, cycling and climbing. There is a summer camp for the whole troop each year, and the troop also typically runs camps at Christmas and a walking trip to Snowdonia at Easter.
For older boys, the Explorer Scouts provide an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and skills, and to plan and run their own activities. The Explorer Scouts unit meets weekly and has regular trips outside the College in addition to participating in traditional scouting activities. In recent years the Explorer Scouts have travelled throughout Europe on cultural, hiking and camping expeditions. The Explorer Scouts also provide additional support and expertise for the troop meetings on a Friday night.