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.

In an independent survey of over 2,000 parents of Scouts, nine out of ten parents said Scouting is worthwhile and their children find Scouting enjoyable.

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, values and behaviour code for their section and regularly attend meetings.

We seek to provide Scouting at the lowest cost but ability to pay is not a bar. We 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 here or click on the following links:
Parents guide to Beavers

  • https://members.scouts.org.uk/documents/Parents/107883_A6%20Parents%20guide%20to%20Beavers_Jan2019_Website.pdf
    Parents guide to Cubs
  • https://members.scouts.org.uk/documents/Parents/107884_A6%20Parents%20guide%20to%20Cubs_Jan2018_Website.pdf
    Parents guide to Scouts
  • https://members.scouts.org.uk/documents/Parents/107885_A6%20Parents%20guide%20to%20Scouts_Nov2019_Website.pdf
    Parents guide to Explorers
  • https://members.scouts.org.uk/documents/Parents/107886_A6%20Parents%20guide%20to%20Explorers_Nov2019_Website.pdf
I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls