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Joining us at our Scout Group

If you are reading this, hopefully it means that you have just joined the group, or are a parent of a child who has recently started.

How long before I have to get a uniform and where do I get it?

Cub InvestitureWe usually give all new beavers, cubs and scouts about four weeks to settle in and to make sure that scouting is for them.

Following this, we will then 'invest' them into their section.

This isn't as bad as it sounds!

We ask the new joiner to take part in a short ceremony, usually with other new starters, at which time they will say their 'promise'. You can find the wording for this on the section pages.

Once they are invested, they will then begin to wear the uniform of their section. Again, details can be found on each of the sectional pages and there is a link to our local uniform supplier on this page.

What does scouting cost and how do I pay for subscriptions, events and camps?

We use Online Scout Manager (OSM) to take monthly subscriptions of £12.50 by automated Direct Debit to the group account. This is the same for all three sections, so there is no need to amend the payment details when a child moves up through the sections.

Invoices will also be emailed by the individual sections to request payments for camps and events.

"Cubs is great, we get to do lots of different activities (that my Mum wouldn’t let me do at home!) and we have good fun on camp!”
Bradley

Personal Details

Once your child has joined our scout group, you can use our online membership form to provide us with your contact details and also opt to treat your membership contributions as being subject to Gift Aid, allowing us to claim back tax from the government if you are a UK tax payer.

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Your privacy is important to us. Please see our policy on how we look after your personal data.

How do I find out about what the sections are doing each week and what camps or trips they are planning?

Parents can log on to their own online Portal within Online Scout Manager (OSM) to check all events that they have signed up for, as well as checking our activity programme for the term, together with the badge progress of their child. You will receive an invite to register for this Portal in due course.

OSM is a fantastic resource, please use it! It is very helpful to the leadership team if you could respond to event invites, even if it is to say 'No' so that we know the numbers for camps and day trips. That way we can organise transport and any extra costs.