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Parent FAQs

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1. When can my child join Scouting?

We have three sections for different ages:

Explorer Scouts (14 to 18) and the Scout Network (18 to 25) are run by Ealing and Hanwell District.


2. Can girls join?

Yes, we're scouts and everyone’s welcome here. We are is open to all young people, regardless of genders, races and backgrounds. Did you know, we are the largest mixed youth organisation in the UK and girls and women make up for over 25% of our membership.


3. Why do you have a joining list?

Scouting is in high demand and so unfortunately all of our sections operate a waiting list. Nationally there are currently 60,000 young people waiting to join the Scouts but they can't due to a need for adult volunteers to make that adventure possible. You can challenge this by helping out. Whatever your skills and availability, there will be some way you can contribute, meaning more young people get to experience the adventure of Scouting. Find out more.


4. How can I join your joining list?

You can sign up to our joining list online here.


5. Where do you meet?

We meet are our own scout hall, The Jack Girvan Hall. Popes Lane, South Ealing, W5 4NT. We take young people from South Ealing, Northfields and the surrounding areas.


6. When do you meet?

We meet during term time on the following days:

  • Beavers (6 to 8 yrs) - Thursdays

  • Cubs (8 to 10 1/2 yrs) - Tuesdays

  • Scouts (10 1/2 to 14 yrs) - Thursdays

7. How much does it cost?

Scouting is an affordable way of providing a range of exciting and adventurous activities for your child.

  • Subs covers the cost upkeep of the meeting place, insurance, weekly activities and so on.

  • Subs are £40 per term which can be paid online. Paid at the start of the Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms.

  • Trips, camps and other activities are charged separately.

We don’t want young people to miss out through financial hardship. One of the Scouting fundamentals within the local area is that no young person should miss out on an activity due to their financial circumstances, if this may prevent your child from taking part please feel free to speak to a leader in confidence as there is support advalible.


8. What do you wear?

Scouts wear a uniform depending on the age range.

  • Beavers (6 to 8 yrs) - Wear the Beaver sweatshirt and polo shirt.

  • Cubs (8 to 10 1/2 yrs) - Wear the Cub sweatshirt and [olo shirt.

  • Scouts (10 1/2 to 14 yrs) - Wear the Scout shirt and trousers and belt.

Young are presented with a royal blue (our group colour) scarf or necker and woggle, when they join the group.


9. Where can I buy the uniform?

Uniform can either be bought from from local shops or online.


10. Where do all the badges go?

For the location of badges see Beaver Uniform, Cub Uniform or Scout Unifrom.


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