Young People

We are delighted you would like your son or daughter to join us for a Scouting Adventure in Tunbridge Wells.

When can my child join Scouting?

Starting age for Squirrel Scouts is usually 4, but this will depend upon the Scout Group’s own waiting list policies. Looking ahead, children can join Beavers from the age of 6, Cubs from around the age of 8 and Scouts from 10 and a half. Explorer Scouting starts at 14 and runs until Scouts are 18.

How much does membership cost?

It's around £40 a term, but this can vary between Groups. Subscriptions could be paid weekly, monthly or termly. If you’re concerned about the cost, do speak to the leader in confidence; there may be assistance available.

How will my child benefit from joining Scouts?

Parents tell us their children benefit hugely from the adventures, fun and friendships they experience. It can help develop your child’s social skills and independence, and give them access to some amazing and memorable opportunities.

Why has my local Group got a waiting list?

Due to a shortage of volunteers there are currently 60,000 young people waiting to join the Scouts. If there is a waiting list for your local Group – why not help out? Whatever your skills and availability, there will be some way you can contribute, meaning more young people get to experience the adventure of Scouting.

How do we Sign Up?

To add your son or daughter to the waiting list, please click the link on the right-hand side of this page which will take you to the system we use to manage membership within Scouting. Once you have signed up, your enquiry will be sent to your nearest group who will be in touch once a place has become available.