WE OFFER SKILLS FOR LIFE WITH SCOUTING TO MORE THAN ALMOST ONE HUNDRED YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 6-14½ YEARS OLD

Info for Parents
The information found on this page is provided to help the scouts and their parents/ guardians answer some of the questions they may have.

Where & When?

All sections meet at our headquarters, off Wasperton Lane:

  • Beavers age 6 to 8 years meet Thursdays at 6:30pm to 7:30pm;
  • Cubs age 8 to 10 years meet Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pmm;
  • Scouts age 10 to 14 years meet Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Sections may have meetings outside of these times, or away from the hut, but you will always be informed of this by your section leader.

How Much?
​All members pay ‘subs’ of £35.00 per term, which is used to pay for the building, the national membership fee, insurance as well as activities and badges.

Camps and Visits are usually charged separately from this on a case by case basis.

Permission:
All members are required to fill in a membership form upon joining.

Additional Needs:
Scouting is an all inclusive organisation, so we accept every child regardless of needs. Please ask for a chat with your section leader, so we can understand how to make any adjustments required to ensure all needs are met.

Uniform:

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts wear full uniform to all meetings unless specifically told not to:

  • Beavers wear a turquoise sweatshirt and our group necker with a plastic woggle;
  • Cubs wear a dark green sweatshirt and our group necker with a plastic coloured woggle, appropriate to their six;
  • Scouts wear a dark green shirt and our group necker with a brown leather woggle.

Photographs:
We have a photograph and video policy to enable the positive use of photography without compromising the safety of any members or leaders.

Camping & Outdoor Activities:
Camping and outdoor activities are a fundamental part of the scouting programme and often require your child to bring some clothing or equipment that you may not normally have. A formal kit list will be provided before every camp and any exceptional activities that require special clothing.

As a general rule you child will need, throughout their time in Scouting, the following:

  • A sleeping bag (the warmer the better);
  • Roll mat (foam mat to sleep on);
  • A single large rucksack or sports bag (suitcases are not easy to carry across fields);
  • Hiking boots or similar (very important when in scouts);
  • Full waterproof clothing – jacket trousers;
  • A torch (a LED headtorch is best).

Don’t panic, these are not all needed on day one and become more important when in Scouts. Please contact us if you have any questions about kit.

Leaders/Volunteers:
All of the leaders involved in scouting and any parents that volunteer to help have been vetted by the Scouts Association and have undergone an enhanced DBS check. To volunteer fill in the Contact us form on this website and your request will be forwarded to the correct person.

We hope that you and your child will enjoy their adventures with us.