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Parents, guardians, carers

Parents, guardians, carers

Parents have a key role in supporting Scouting activities and we welcome the interest of all involved. Normally your first source of information will be with your local group or District, but you can also contact the Region, particularly about matters for which we provide specific support.

Many parents volunteer to help us, either in a uniformed role, as a helper, or on the various executive committees. If you feel you have even a little time to offer, please speak to one of your local contacts, or go to our Join us! page.

For more information about the different roles, see our page for adult volunteers.

 

FAQ and News for parents

Junior Gang Auditions 2016

Junior Gang Auditions 2016

The Edinburgh Gang Show is a large scale variety show that features young people from Scouting and Girlguiding. It has been running annually at the King’s Theatre since 1960 and is recognised as one of the biggest and most popular Gang Shows in the UK. If you are...

Developing Scouting

The report on our very successful Development Project is now available on this website.  In addition, we provide a selection of materials to help those wishing to develop Scouting in the Region by recruiting more adults, creating new sections or improving the quality...

Where do I buy the uniform/necker?

You should check with your section leader what you need and where to get it.  Some sections arrange to sell uniform items directly to their members. Otherwise, if you are buying the uniform yourself, you can buy on-line from the Midlothian District Scout Shop (no...

What does Scouting cost?

Prices vary from location to location. The usual practice is to collect this through a termly subscription with additional costs for activities, events, trips and camps. Speak with the local section leader to find out specific costs.

Is there a waiting list at my local Group?

Waiting lists vary from location to location. Please go to: http://scouts.org.uk/get-involved/. Enter your postcode first, click "go", click "Yes, contact me", fill in your details and finally click "send". This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our...

How do I get my child involved with the Scouts?

Please go to: http://scouts.org.uk/get-involved/. Enter your postcode first, click “go”, click “Yes, contact me”, fill in your details and finally click “send”. This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our Region who will send you contact details for your...

How do I volunteer with the Scouts?

Please go to: http://scouts.org.uk/get-involved/. Enter your postcode first, click “go”, click “Yes, contact me”, fill in your details and finally click “send”. This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our Region who will then contact you to get a bit more...