Welcome Infomation

The following information is only for Parents who’s children have been invited to Join the Scout Group.

Welcome to Scouting! Your child is joining 28 million members across the World with 573,000 in the United Kingdom.
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart. It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet lifelong friends.

Scouting is an inclusive, values based Movement. Membership is open to all those who share our fundamental values.

The Scout Group
We have been providing Scouting in the Town since 1912!.
The Scout Group has 9 Sections:
• 3 Beaver Colonies (Aged 6 – 7) – Monday, Tuesday and Friday
• 3 Cub Packs (Aged 8 – 10.5) – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
• 2 Scout Troops (Aged 10.5 – 14) – Monday and Wednesday
• 1 Explorer Unit (Aged 14 – 17) – Friday

In addition the Scout Group has an Executive Committee, and is a Registered Charity. The Scout Hall is owned and operated by the Scout Group.

After the first few weeks, and you and your child are happy that they are staying, Uniform should be ordered.
Order forms will be provided, but are the following:
Beavers: Turquoise Sweatshirt – Cost £14.00*
Cubs: Green Sweatshirt – Cost £14.50*
Scouts: Green Shirt or Blouse – Cost £20.00*
Explorers: Brown Shirt or Blouse – Cost £24.00*
Group Necker (Scarf) and woggle will be provided free, if this is lost there will be a replacementcharge. *Prices correct as at August 2017

Unless specified by Leaders for a specific event, any trousers / shorts and appropriate footwear should be worn. For example a night in the hall, trainers are acceptable.

Monthly Subscriptions
These are paid by standing order at £8, monthly for 12 Months of the year (total £96). These cover the costs of Scout Association membership fee, Insurance, Hall, Badges and other associated costs.
Information about how to setup the Standing order and let us apply for Gift Aid, on your behalf to benefit the Scout Group, if appropriate, will be sent out in due course.

Camps and Trips
These are paid for separately. The cost of the Camp or Trip is payable for each child attending, and will be requested separately.

Young Person Information and Online Scout Manager
Please complete as soon as you can the
The Online Young Person Information Form 

The Scout Group stores information on Online Scout Manager and is in the
process of expanding access to appropriate information to Parents and Guardians.
Further information, including our Data Protection Policy is available at

Scout Association Welcome Packs

Child Protection and Health and Safety
The Scout Association’s policies, rules, code of behaviour, advice on Child Protection and safety policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe whilst the Programme of activities that we provide is fun, exciting
and challenging. Most importantly we must also make sure that all activities undertaken are safe.

It is the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all Members by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm.
Further information is available at www.bonnyriggscouts.org.uk/members/

Richard Fairbairn
Group Scout Leader