Think you know Scouting?

Think again! Watch the video, and then read the FAQs below to find out more!


Who can join Scouting?

Scouting is open to all. Anyone can join, including girls! Religion, colour and creed do not matter, everyone is equal and welcome in Scouting.

When and Where do you meet?

Our Scout Group is situated in Keswick. Under our section pages, we give an idea as to what night our sections meet, though they do change sometimes. If you are interested in joining, we can provide more details.

Why do some of our sections have waiting lists?

We have 30,000 young people on waiting lists around the country due to a shortage of adults. If there is a waiting list for the Section your child hopes to attend you could think about joining us yourself. We always welcome any help from parents. With more adult help our waiting lists for young people would be shorter and more young people will be able to experience the adventure of Scouting.

Will my child be insured when on Scout activities?

Yes. All Members are covered under our Personal Accident and Medical Expenses Policy.

How much does it cost to send my child to Scouts?

Each child who joins our group will need to pay a subscription fee. This fee covers the cost of the upkeep of the meeting place, insurance, electric and so on. Trips, camps and activities are usually charged separately. Cost should not be a barrier to anyone taking part in Scouting and if this is an issue, you can speak to the Section Leader in confidence.

Is there a planned programme of activities for Scouts?

Yes. Behind the fun of Scouting, there is an educational programme which was completely redesigned in 2001 following years of work with educationalists and youth workers. Whilst the Sections will undertake different activities from each other, the main programme areas are: Outdoor and Adventure; Global; Community; Fit for Life; Creative; and Beliefs and Attitudes. Leaders are trained to deliver this programme.

My child is a Scout but we are moving house, how can I enrol him/her in a new Group?

Firstly, you will need to tell your child’s current Section Leader that you are leaving the area. Then call the Scout Information Centre on 0845 300 1818 and we will be able to put you in touch with a volunteer in the area you are moving to. If you are moving abroad we will be able to give you the details of the Scout head office in this country, who can provide more information about Scouting abroad.