Bootscout is a WordPress theme designed for Scout websites in the UK. It is free to use and open source. Bootscout is inline with the scout brand guidelines released in February 2023.

If you use this theme on your scout website, you are welcome to make any adjustments to the theme. However, please leave ‘Powered by Bootscout’ in the footer.

Highlighted Features

  • On brand styling as detailed in the UK scouts brand guidelines including correct colours and fonts.
  • Customisable site colours.
  • WordPress full site editing support (WordPress 6.0 or higher required)
  • Theme specific block patterns
  • Support for a number of popular WordPress plugins (Support for other plugins can be requested on the GitHub project page)


Bootscout currently is on version 2.4.4 and uses the MIT license. New development can be found on its GitHub project page where you can also raise issues and make feature requests. This project is currently in beta and thus you should expect to find the odd issue.

Bootscout was created in June 2017 as a project by its creator and current developer Jack Furby. The project aims to create a freely available WordPress theme which is inline with the Scout brand guidelines. The design of the theme is clean and is designed to be used with minimal technical knowledge.

The team for Bootscout is currently just Jack although any additions or fixes are welcome through pull requests on GitHub.

Example sites