Frequently Asked Questions:
I don’t have a background in Scouting, does this matter?
No previous Scouting experience is needed.
Are members insured?
Yes. All Members are covered under our Personal Accident and Medical Expenses Policy.
What details do I need to give?
When you join, you will receive an information pack. Included in this pack is:
A personal information form
Data Protection form
Gift Aid form
All information is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
How old do I have to be to join?
You need to be between aged 6 – 14 years old. If you are moving from one section to the next one above, please make sure that you have completed your Moving-On Award. Your Scout Leader will be able to help you through this.
I would like to join the leadership team. Where do i start ?
We are always on the look out to expand our great team whether that be as a leader as an occasional helper.
With over 10,000 leaders across the uk you would be part of a vast scouting family, great for experiencing and enjoying the outdoors, working with young people, self development and being part of a massive national family.
Our volunteers get as much out of Scouting as our young people. Our training scheme means that volunteers can build upon existing skills, such as teamwork, leadership and communication, which are highly valued by employers.
If you would like to join the team and enjoy the fun, friendship and adventure of scouting, we would really welcome your support. You can work directly with young people or in a behind the scenes role as a individual. Prior experience or a connection with scouting is not necessary and we welcome people from different backgrounds. Remember, you can decide how much or little time you give to scouting.
The flexible training scheme recognises prior learning and skills to ensure that scouting aids the development of our adults as well as our young people. Some elements of training count towards externally-recognised qualifications. There are also internal awards to recognise dedication to training and outstanding service.
Where can I buy the necessary uniform?
You can visit the local uniform shops or order them online.