Scouting on the Falkland Islands started in 1984 when the 1st Falkland Islands Scout Group was established by Staff Sergeant Ian Roberts of the British Army. There is also an Explorer Scout Unit, the Falkland Islands Explorer Scout Unit. Both groups are administered as part of The Scout Association's British Groups Abroad.
The Falkland Scout Oath and Law, as well as other Scouting requirements, are the same as those of the United Kingdom.
Although the program activities are taken from the British system, Falkland Scouting is geared to the local way of life. Training for Wood Badge and leader training are conducted with the help of British and nearby affiliated Scout associations. Falkland Scouts participate in numerous camps and events.