Taking effect from 2 December 2021, the youth sector moves to the Yellow readiness level and the following changes apply: Anyone aged 11+ must wear a face covering when indoors, unless they are exempt (and we recommend the use of known visible methods for people to display if they are exempt). We are asking everyone to review and update risk assessments for section meetings, activities and residentials as well as meetings, training, events and social activities for adults to reflect this change and the current readiness level. For full details visit scouts.org.uk
Information for Parents

Information for Parents

Information for Parents

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

Parents tell us Scouting gives their children more confidence, responsibility and a broader set of friends. Scouting can help develop your child’s social skills and encourage self-sufficiency, and gives them access to activities and opportunities that may have been otherwise unavailable to them.

When a young person joins Scouting, they will be expected to: wear the appropriate uniform, make a promise about doing their best and follow the age-appropriate laws and values for their section.

Scout Groups will expect young people to attend regularly. Certain Sections may have a behaviour code, normally prepared by the young people in the relevant section.

Everyone’s welcome. All genders, races and backgrounds. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them. And we’ll help them find it.

Ability to pay is not a bar to Scouting and we seek to provide Scouting at the lowest cost. However we realise that this may be a difficulty and we would urge anyone who considers costs to be a bar to a young person participating to firstly speak with the relevant Group Scout Leader.

You can find Frequently Asked Questions and more information for parents https://www.scouts.org.uk/information-for-parents/what-do-scouts-do/ or click on the following links:

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls