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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

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 from the Midlothian District Scout Shop . Alternatively,...

Is there a waiting list at my local Group?

Waiting lists vary from location to location. Please go to: Scouts UK website "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...

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.

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...

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...