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This page is provided to answer a few frequently asked questions. If you are looking for information about groups please visit Our Groups page or if you are looking to join as a volunteer visit our Volunteer page.

When can my child join Scouting?

Your child can join Scouting from the age of 6. After your child’s 6th birthday they are allowed to join the Beaver section which runs for children aged 6 to 8 years old. The Cub section runs for children aged 8 to 10 years old and once your child is 10 they are able to join the Scout section which runs until your child is 14 years old. The last youth section is Explorers. This section runs for members aged 14 to 18 years old.

How much does it cost?

It depends on which group you join. Some groups charge per term and some charge weekly. There is also different payment methods. Most groups will require cash however some groups accept cheques and sometimes even direct debit. If you would like more information on the cost for a specific group please contact us using the Contact Us page.

What is the benefit of Scouting?

Scouting has provided young people with a safe environment to learn about life skills and respect for one another. Scouting teaches valuable lessons on life and provides the necessary activities and learning to make young people have a better life. Scouting caters for everyone and is inclusive for all. For more information about The Scouts and how it can cater for you or your child, head over to The Scouts official website.

I am 18+, can I join Scouting?

Of course you can! Join our team of volunteers who work hard to provide Scouting for the youth in the local area. There are many roles you can take on within the district. Whatever your preference or skills, there is a role for you. If you wish to join as a volunteer, please visit the Volunteer page.

I am 18+ but don't want to take part in a group. Is there still a place in Scouting for me?

There certainly is! If you are aged 18-25 you may want to join our district Network. There is also many behind the scenes roles you can take on. Another team that you could join is the district Scout Active Support Unit. The SASU provides extra support to the district such as running events or providing their skills and permits for groups to run activities. Take a look at the SASU section of our Volunteer page form more information on the Scout Active Support Unit.