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What it costs

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

In a survey, 75% of parents said scouting provided the best value for money compared to other extra-curricular activities like sports and martial arts groups, youth clubs and drama or music classes.

The cost of sending your child to scouts will vary depending on your Scout Group. It is likely to be between £50 and £100 a year and this may be collected weekly, monthly, each term or annually depending on local arrangements.

This fee covers the cost of the hire or upkeep of the meeting place and so on, the purchasing of badges and equipment to run the weekley meetings. Trips, camps and activities are usually charged separately.

Uniform

Young people wear core uniform of a coloured sweatshirt or shirt depending on the age range. They will also wear a special group scarf.

Uniform can either be bought from Scout Stores or a local supplier. You can ask the leaders in your child's Scout Group for more information on where to buy.

We don’t want young people to miss out through financial hardship. If concerns about finances may prevent your child taking part in scouting or some activities, speak to your leader, as some assistance may be available in confidence.