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: