INFORMATION ABOUT SCOUTING

Parents, guardians, carers

Parents, guardians, carers

Parents have a key role in supporting Scouting activities and we welcome the interest of all involved. Normally your first source of information will be with your local group or District, but you can also contact the Region, particularly about matters for which we provide specific support.

Many parents volunteer to help us, either in a uniformed role, as a helper, or on the various executive committees. If you feel you have even a little time to offer, please speak to one of your local contacts, or go to our Join us! page.

For more information about the different roles, see our page for adult volunteers.

 

FAQ for parents

What does Scouting cost?

Prices vary from location to location. The usual practice is to collect this through a termly subscription with additional costs for activities, events, trips and camps. Speak with the local section leader to find out specific costs.

Is there a waiting list at my local Group?

Waiting lists vary from location to location. Please go to: http://scouts.org.uk/get-involved/. Enter your postcode first, click "go", click "Yes, contact me", fill in your details and finally click "send". This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our...

How do I get my child involved with the Scouts?

Please go to: http://scouts.org.uk/get-involved/. Enter your postcode first, click “go”, click “Yes, contact me”, fill in your details and finally click “send”. This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our Region who will send you contact details for your...

How do I volunteer with the Scouts?

Please go to: http://scouts.org.uk/get-involved/. Enter your postcode first, click “go”, click “Yes, contact me”, fill in your details and finally click “send”. This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our Region who will then contact you to get a bit more...