Scouting offers fun, challenge and adventure to more than half a million people across the UK. We believe in helping our members reach their full potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We give people of every background the chance to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make life-long friends. Scouting is a great way to meet others and learn valuable life skills.
How do I sign my son/daughter up?
We are one of the most popular groups in the area and sadly have to operate a waiting list. We accept as many children as we can each term and run the sections at maximum capacity but unfortunately we have to disappoint some. We recommend that you apply to other groups in the area as well as us.
Please email your son or daughter’s full name, DOB, details of any special or additional needs as well as a contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My child has a disability or additional need; can they join?
The Scout Association is committed to being inclusive of all young people, regardless of ability or disability and has a clear Equal Opportunities Policy. There is flexibility within Scouting and all Scout groups should make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support the inclusion of young people with disabilities or additional needs. Scouting is delivered by adult volunteers and is not a statutory provision (such as the education system, for example); however we endorse systems of supporting our volunteers with inclusion. We encourage local volunteers to meet with the parents/carers of the young person to discuss their individual needs and plan support strategies. In some locations, there are also volunteers specialising in supporting inclusion. However, despite this and the best efforts of our volunteers, there may be situations where a particular Group does not have the capacity or resources to meet the needs of a young person or make the reasonable adjustments necessary. In such instances, local volunteers can work with the parents/carers, to find an alternative Group.