So you want to join our Scout Group?
Well, maybe you don't yet, you're just trying to find out about it. Well hopefully, I'll answer your questions here. If not, you can always use our contact form to ask us more.
We have different 'sections' covering many age groups.
Depending on your age, you'll join one of the sections listed below.
Traditionally, Scouting was a boys-only activity. However, in recent years the Scout Association as a whole, and our individual Scout Group has also welcomed girls. We don't have many girls in our group at the moment, but they are a growing proportion of our membership, so you're welcome to come and help swell the numbers even more.
Not at all!
Although we are associated with the Methodist Church, and we meet in their halls, Scouting at our group is open to all, whether you're any sort of Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Bhuddist, any other religion, or even none. We do encourage our members to attend Church Parade at the Methodist Church once a month, but this is not compulsory.
Not too much!
Current subscriptions (in 2022) are £32 per term. We accept subs paid once per term, or by standing order monthly (£8 per month), or we can always consider another arrangement if required.
This covers everything you need for regular evenings, including the cost of most activities, the badges you might earn, and boring but necessary things like insurance.
It does not cover the cost of special activities such as camps and trips.
And once you've decided to join us, and you get invested, you'll need a uniform, which you can get from the Scout Shop (see the District Facebook page) but don't buy anything until we've told you what you need!
Note that each Group makes its own decisions about fees and funding, so other Scout Groups in the area will have a different fee structure.
Our group gets some of its income from fund-raising activities like the Jumble Sale, so our fees may be lower than some other groups.
But if it bothers you, shop around!
You can find a list of groups in the Dunstable district on the District Facebook page.
First, check that we do the sorts of things you like to do. You can see a list of past events here, and some of them have written reports and photos.
Then, you can Complete an Application Form, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Or you can come along to one of our regular meetings. They're normally held in the Methodist Church Halls (that's opposite Wilkinson's in Dunstable Town Centre) on the following days and times:
|Squirrels||4-6||Thursday||17:30:00-18:15:00||Apply or Contact|
|Beavers||6-8||Thursday||18:15:00-19:30:00||Apply or Contact|
|Cubs||8-10½||Wednesday||18:00:00-19:30:00||Apply or Contact|
|Scouts||10½-14||Wednesday||19:45:00-21:15:00||Apply or Contact|
However, we're not always there - we may be having a week off, or we may have gone out for an activity somewhere else. So I suggest you check the programme, by clicking the relevant section name on the navigation bar below, or contact us first.
Hope to see you soon!
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