Bootscout is a WordPress theme styled inline with The Scouts brand guidelines released in February 2023. It is completely free to use and open source.

If you use this theme on your 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.
  • Full site editing support and customisable theme styles
  • Theme specific block patterns
  • Support for a number of popular WordPress plugins (Support for other plugins can be requested on the GitHub project page)


The latest version of Bootscout is version 2.5, and Bootscout uses the MIT license. New development can be followed on the GitHub project page where you can also raise issues and make feature requests.

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 brand guidelines created by The Scouts. The theme requires minimal technical knowledge to use and is responsive to look good on all screen sizes.

Any additions or fixes are welcome through pull requests on GitHub.

Example sites