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Parents tell us that Scouting gives their children more confidence, responsibility, a broader set of friends, a chance to pursue things they might not get to do otherwise, adventure and an extended family.

‘Children learn social skills as well as practical ones. They have to remember things to bring the following week so they have to take a bit of responsibility for their own stuff!’

‘When I see Ella at Cubs, doing things for herself and her friends, I’m so impressed. It helps you step back and let them get on with it. ’

‘Scouting helps parents prepare their kids for life’

Parents’ FAQs

My local Group has a waiting list, why is this?
We have over 30,000 young people on waiting lists around the country due to a shortage of adults. If there is a waiting list for the Group your child hopes to attend you could think about joining us yourself. We always welcome any help from parents.

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?

Subs & Levy are payable once a Scout is invested. Subs of £15.00 are payable each term. There is also a levy of £60.00 which is paid by every invested member to cover capitation (Scout Association insurance & to “belong” to Scouting) and running costs of the Group, this is divided up and is payable as £20.00 per term at the same time as the subs are due.  Therefore the termly cost is £35.00. Cheques are made payable to 3rd Romsey Scout Group.  Some activities are charged as extra, camps/competitions/weekend activities fall into this category.

3rd Romsey Scout Group recognises that from time to time a fundraising event can provide a welcome financial boost to help pay for a particular activity or scouting equipment. It can also be a great opportunity for parents and friends to come along and enjoy the spirit of scouting.

If you know of an activity or fundraising opportunity which could benefit our Group the Leaders and Executive Committee would be very interested to hear about it.

What do Scouts wear and where can I buy it?
Scouts wear a uniform of blue trousers and a coloured sweatshirt, shirt or polo shirt (which varies depending on the age range). All Scouts (adults and young people) wear a coloured scarf or necker, the colour of which varies depending on the Group. Uniform can either be bought from Scout Shops or your local district Scout Shop (the adults in your child’s Group will be able to give you more information).

Is there a planned programme of activities for Scouts?
Yes. Behind the fun of Scouting, there is an educational programme. The main programme areas are: Outdoor and Adventure; Global; Community; Fit for Life; Creative; and Beliefs and Attitudes. Group 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 Group 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.

How can I help?
Our Group are always looking for people to help out in small ways – we realise everyone has busy lives and not much spare time!  Ways to help have been broken down to suit everyone’s needs – can you give us an hour of your time this year? Have a look under “Volunteer” – you may be surprised at the difference you can make!