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Scoutlink is a global non-profit organisation which aims to connect Scouts and Guides worldwide. Scoutlink provides a safe and supervised chatting environment using the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) technology. Scoutlink is online 365 days a year.

More information on Scoutlink can be found at www.scoutlink.net.

There is a Scoutlink FAQ available too. An FAQ is a list of Frequently Asked Questions, along with their answers.

Our local rules and usage policy is based on the official Scoutlink Rules.

IRC Quick Start

IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. The worldwide IRC networks offer a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk.

Two things are needed to use IRC:

mIRC is a very easy to use chat programme for Windows. HexChat it a similar pogram for Linux. This guide will help you get started with mIRC. This guide will help you get started with HexChat. Both are designed to be printed as a single page cheat sheet placed next to each computer.

JOTA At Home

Can't make it to the camp, or want to continue when you get home? Head to webchat.scoutlink.net enter your nickname, connect to a channel and start a conversation.

Scoutlink Minecraft server

ScoutLink Minecraft is a massive open-world game where you dig (mine) and build (craft) different kinds of 3D blocks within a huge unique world. Working on your own or as part of a team, the only limit is your imagination. More information available at the Scoutlink Minecraft page.