Parents FAQ

Is there a waiting list and how do I apply for my child to join 118th Derby Scouts?
The easiest thing to do is to contact the leader of the section you are interest in joining and they will reply to with current vacanies and joining instructions. Click this link to be taken to the joining enquires page!

How much does it cost to send my child to Scouts and will my child be insured when on Scout activities?
All Members are covered under our Personal Accident and Medical Expenses Policy once they join our Group. The termly subscription cost for 118th Derby Scouts may vary by section but indicative costs are below (due to the differing lengths of term etc and section programmes, a ‘term’ is approximately 13 weeks). More precise details can be found by contacting the relevant Section for more details:

Beavers ~£25/term Cubs ~£25/term Scouts ~£25/term

In addition each section charges a Capitation Fee of £25/year towards the fee all members have to pay to the Scouting Association. All together, these fees cover the cost of insurance, bills, maintenance of the meeting place and helps pay for any materials required to put on activities.

Trips, camps and some activities may have to be charged separately, but will often be subsidised and the cost of all events is kept to a level such that all members can participate. We firmly believe that cost should not be a barrier to anyone taking part in Scouting, and if this is an issue, please speak to the Section Leader in confidence and they will discuss ways in which we may be able to help.

What do Scouts wear and where can I buy it?
Scouting is an organisation with a uniform which is to be worn with pride. Individual sections of Scouting have their own distinct uniforms. All sections of the 118th Derby Scouts wear a black and red neckscarf, and normally given to a young person during their investiture into the Group. Other insignia are worn on the uniform to signify membership of Scout Group and to demonstrate level of proficiency in Scouting activities

Beavers wear a blue sweatshirt Cubs wear a green sweatshirt Scouts wear a uniform of blue trousers and a green shirt Explorers wear a uniform of blue trousers and a brown shirt

Individual items of uniform can be bought from the Scout Shop in Normanton, Derby.

Is there a planned programme of activities for Scouts?
Yes. Behind the fun of Scouting, there is an educational programme. The main programme areas are: Outdoor and Adventure; Global; Community; Fit for Life; Creative; and Beliefs and Attitudes. Group leaders are trained to deliver this programme.