What you can expect from SCOUTS
How do I join?
Your child can attend three sessions to decide if Scouts is for them before they are invested.
New members make the Promise and are then presented with the Group scarf, a woggle and a membership certificate.
Scouting is a uniformed organisation and St. Chads Scouts requires members to wear the official Scout shirt and scarf, with plain black shorts or trousers, and with plain dark sandals or shoes. No Jandals or Crocs please.
What does it cost?
Annual subscriptions are paid to assist in meeting the fixed costs of running the Scout Group, maintain the Scout Den, support and organisation from the Regional Office, National Office and support from the World Scout Organisation.
Upon joining, you will pay the pro-rated sub and the uniform fee. If a family has difficulty meeting these costs, confidential arrangements can be made with the Treasurer and Group Leader. We do not want to see any child miss out due to lack of finances.
If you want to pay by cash or cheque please hand it to a Leader in a sealed envelope with your family and child's name and payment amount clearly written on the outside of the envelope. Leaders cannot accept cash or cheque payment not enclosed in sealed envelopes.
The generic term for all members of all sections is “Scouts”. Many of our volunteers help because they are parents of a current youth member and were not SCOUTS when they were younger but have learned new skills and made new friends through SCOUTS.
Our Leaders aren't “superheroes” who know everything, but they are committed “ordinary” parents like you, whom we train to deliver our adventure programme.
Our group is growing and we need more Leaders, people that care their kids get the most out of life. Please consider becoming a Leader. Warranted Leader’s children do not pay annual fees.
We welcome parents who are unable to commit to a Leaders role, but have some time available.