The name Scouting for Girls is a play on the words of the Scouting for Boys handbook first published in 1908 for the Scouts, which provides boys instructions on good citizenship. Similarly, the Scouting for Girls fan club is known as the "Wolfcubs" and is based on the Dennis the Menace fan club. It has been noted that the band was looking for a spirited way of removing themselves from the drudgery of their everyday lives, looking to the whimsy of childhood fantasy through playing a moog organ. Churchouse has observed on several occasions that playing bass is something he wanted to pursue as the bass has "two less strings".
On 14 February 2007, Scouting for Girls were signed to Epic UK (a division of Sony BMG). Their first EP single, "It's Not About You", was released on 25 June 2007 and is the highest charting limited edition E.P. in chart history.
The debut album from Scouting for Girls is self-titled, and has sold over 850,000 copies. It reached number 1 in the UK on 20 January 2008, where it remained for two weeks. The band are currently aiming to release each track from the album as a separate stand alone single. It was announced in March 2008 the band would play second on the NME stage at T in the Park, after The Wombats and before Feeder. "I'm sure that is in someway significant", noted Churchouse. They also played the main stage at Oxegen Festival 2008, the 4Music stage at 2008's V Festival, and in October 2008 appeared at the Big Gig, a concert for members of Girlguiding.
Scouting for Girls were nominated in the Best New Act category in the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008. On 20 January 2009, it was announced that the band were nominated for three BRIT Awards.. Scouting for Girls played on the Sunday at Radio 1's Big Weekend in 2009. They performed a total of five songs, and the lead singer lost his voice during the song 'Elvis Ain't Dead' and have recently completed a tour with support acts Sam Beeton and The Days.
Roy and Greg attended Queensmead secondary school in Middlesex, London. They worked until year 11 then moved on towards a music career.
Also the band's song She's so lovely was used in the starting of the 2008 movie Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.
|Year||Album||Chart positions||Certifications and sales|
|2007||Scouting for Girls||1||12||
|Year||Song||UK singles||UK Download Chart||Irish Singles Chart||Album|
|2007||"It's Not About You"||31||31||-||Scouting For Girls|
|"She's So Lovely"||7||6||1|
|"Elvis Ain't Dead"||8||17||21|
|"It's Not About You (Re-Release)"||38||38||-|
|2009||"Keep on Walking"||-||-||-|
Biography from Wikipedia