Bootscout is a WordPress theme designed for scout websites in the UK. It is free to use and open source. Bootscout is styled 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.
  • 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)

About

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