Parents and Carers

Whether your child is already in Scouting or is interested in joining, there are all kinds of questions you might have, from what they will be doing to our child protection guidelines.

The experiences your son or daughter has as a Scout are likely to stay with them for the rest of their lives, and you'll be able to play a big part in your child's involvement through both practical support and encouragement.

Any questions?

A good starting point if you want more information is to get your hands on our parent's guide. Ask your child's leader for a copy.

Should you have any questions, you can speak to your local leader, or contact the Scout Information Centre on 0845 300 1818 or email them at

Our national website provides lots more information on:

  • Registering your child
  • The benefits of Scouting
  • Costs and uniform
  • Child protection
  • Becoming a volunteer
  • Moving to a new area
  • Moving to a new Section
  • Helping at Camp

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