Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages. Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions visitors to this our website may have. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please Contact Us to answer your query directly.

Meetings and Activities

When do you meet and how often?

Normally all sections meet once a week during term time.
Beavers meet on Mondays or Thursday evenings, Cubs on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, Scouts on Friday evenings and Explorers on Monday evenings.

Where do you meet?

All sections normally meet at our Scout Headquarters in Station Road, Cheddington. Occasionally meetings will be held at various other locations, but you will be notified of these well in advance.

What do you do?

The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 218 countries.

In practical terms this means providing a range of indoor and outdoor activities for young people which encourage them to have fun. This can be anything from learning to light a fire to cooking to playing games to craft activities.

Cubs and Scouts are given the opportunity to go camping where the traditional aspects of Scouting such as campfire songs are mixed with a whole range of physical activities such as climbing, walking, games and archery to name but a few.

Will my child be insured when on Scouting activities?

Yes, all members of the Scout Association are covered under a Personal Accident and Medical Expenses Policy.

Who are the Leaders?

All leaders are volunteers and many of them have been scouts themselves or are parents of existing Scouts. Full details of our leader team are available here. They are all vetted by the Scout Association. Subject to the relevant child protection checks, anyone can be a leader. You simply need to enjoy helping young people. Full guidance and training is provided. If you are interested in being a leader please Contact Us.

How can I help?

Parents can always provide valuable help for the group in all sorts of ways. These include:

  • Parents rota, to provide occasional help at weekly meetings
  • Support activities such as helping a leader with an administrative task or organising an particular activity
  • Maintenance activities for our headquarters such as helping on the grass cutting rota
  • Helping with weekly meetings, outdoor activities or fundraising events etc.
  • Assistant Leaders, uniformed to help out with meeting nights and camps etc.
  • Executive Committee Members, to help out with fundraising ideas etc.

Please contact the Group Scout Leader if you think you can help.