FAQ’s

Group

Why do you have Fundraising Activities

As a group we incur a number of expenses to keep us running (Hall Hire, Insurance etc) and we want to keep our subs as low as possible but this means that we need to a number of fundraising activities throughout the year. Encouraging your child to attend these activities helps to raise our profile with the community and aids the raising of these funds.

One of the easiest ways you can help with this is to use the Easyfundraising toolbar (register at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/8thcolchestersg/) this works that same way as other cashback toolbar’s except the funds raised come to our scout group

Where do the badges go on my child’s uniform?

Whether your child is in Beavers, Cubs or Scouts the badges all go in the same place. The diagram below shows these locations but if you have any queries please ask your section leaders.

Click here to download a copy of the above image

Where can I get my childs uniform?

We recommend getting uniform from the Colchester Scout Shop on Villa Road in Stanway. This is open on Friday Evenings and Saturday Mornings except during school holidays; they carry all the uniform items you could need and have ones that can be tried on to check the fit.

You can also order uniform online from the Scout Store or Amazon

Where can I find out about an upcoming event?

The Events page will provide basic information on upcoming events.

Beyond that your Section Leader should be able to answer any specific questions you have.

What does my child need to wear for a section meeting?

Unless otherwise advised by your Section Leader, your child should wear the following at section meetings

  • Group scarf.
  • Beaver/Cub jumper with a t-shirt underneath or Scout shirt
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers

How Can I Help?

Parents can help in a number of ways

  • If your section runs one join the parent rota
  • Consider becoming a leader – talk you section leader about the 4 week challenge

But easiest way is to talk to the section leader about what skills you have that may help you child’s section – you will most likely be amazed how we can use them.

Does my child need to bring anything to a section meeting?

For the weekly meetings the general answer is no; however, we do recommend that each child brings a drink in a clearly marked bottle each week.

Depending on the programme there could be occasions that the Section Leader will ask your child to bring something in for a particular activity

Beavers

Where do the badges go on my child’s uniform?

Whether your child is in Beavers, Cubs or Scouts the badges all go in the same place. The diagram below shows these locations but if you have any queries please ask your section leaders.

Click here to download a copy of the above image

Where can I get my childs uniform?

We recommend getting uniform from the Colchester Scout Shop on Villa Road in Stanway. This is open on Friday Evenings and Saturday Mornings except during school holidays; they carry all the uniform items you could need and have ones that can be tried on to check the fit.

You can also order uniform online from the Scout Store or Amazon

Where can I find out about an upcoming event?

The Events page will provide basic information on upcoming events.

Beyond that your Section Leader should be able to answer any specific questions you have.

What does my child need to wear for a section meeting?

Unless otherwise advised by your Section Leader, your child should wear the following at section meetings

  • Group scarf.
  • Beaver/Cub jumper with a t-shirt underneath or Scout shirt
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers

Does my child need to bring anything to a section meeting?

For the weekly meetings the general answer is no; however, we do recommend that each child brings a drink in a clearly marked bottle each week.

Depending on the programme there could be occasions that the Section Leader will ask your child to bring something in for a particular activity

At what age can my child move up to Cubs?

Typical children will move up to Cubs at the age of 8 but can be moved up anywhere between 7.5 and 8.5 years old.

The Beaver Section Leader will discuss the moving up process with the parent (s) and the Cubs Section Leader and agree a timetable for moving up

Cubs

Where do the badges go on my child’s uniform?

Whether your child is in Beavers, Cubs or Scouts the badges all go in the same place. The diagram below shows these locations but if you have any queries please ask your section leaders.

Click here to download a copy of the above image

Where can I get my childs uniform?

We recommend getting uniform from the Colchester Scout Shop on Villa Road in Stanway. This is open on Friday Evenings and Saturday Mornings except during school holidays; they carry all the uniform items you could need and have ones that can be tried on to check the fit.

You can also order uniform online from the Scout Store or Amazon

Where can I find out about an upcoming event?

The Events page will provide basic information on upcoming events.

Beyond that your Section Leader should be able to answer any specific questions you have.

What does my child need to wear for a section meeting?

Unless otherwise advised by your Section Leader, your child should wear the following at section meetings

  • Group scarf.
  • Beaver/Cub jumper with a t-shirt underneath or Scout shirt
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers

Does my child need to bring anything to a section meeting?

For the weekly meetings the general answer is no; however, we do recommend that each child brings a drink in a clearly marked bottle each week.

Depending on the programme there could be occasions that the Section Leader will ask your child to bring something in for a particular activity

At what age can my child move on to Scouts?

Typical children will move up to Cubs at the age of 10.5 but can be moved up anywhere between 10 and 11 years old.

The Cubs Section Leader will discuss the moving up process with the parent (s) and the Scouts Section Leader and agree a timetable for moving on

Scouts

Where do the badges go on my child’s uniform?

Whether your child is in Beavers, Cubs or Scouts the badges all go in the same place. The diagram below shows these locations but if you have any queries please ask your section leaders.

Click here to download a copy of the above image

Where can I get my childs uniform?

We recommend getting uniform from the Colchester Scout Shop on Villa Road in Stanway. This is open on Friday Evenings and Saturday Mornings except during school holidays; they carry all the uniform items you could need and have ones that can be tried on to check the fit.

You can also order uniform online from the Scout Store or Amazon

Where can I find out about an upcoming event?

The Events page will provide basic information on upcoming events.

Beyond that your Section Leader should be able to answer any specific questions you have.

What does my child need to wear for a section meeting?

Unless otherwise advised by your Section Leader, your child should wear the following at section meetings

  • Group scarf.
  • Beaver/Cub jumper with a t-shirt underneath or Scout shirt
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers

Does my child need to bring anything to a section meeting?

For the weekly meetings the general answer is no; however, we do recommend that each child brings a drink in a clearly marked bottle each week.

Depending on the programme there could be occasions that the Section Leader will ask your child to bring something in for a particular activity

At what Age can my child move on to Explorers?

Typical children will move up to Explorers at the age of 14 but can be moved up anywhere between 13.5 and 14.5 years old.

The Scout Section Leader will discuss the moving up process with the parent (s) and agree a timetable for moving on

Beaver Promise

For Muslims

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love Allah.

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love our world.

For Hindus and Buddhists

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love my Dharma.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs

I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.

Cubs Promise

For Muslims

I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to Allah
and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith

I promise that I will do my best
to uphold our Scout values,
to do my duty to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

For Hindus and Buddhists

I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to my Dharma
and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs

I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God
and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Cub Scout Law

Scout Promise

For Muslims

In the name of Allah,
the Most Beneficial
and the Most Merciful,
I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to Allah
and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to uphold our Scout values,
to do my duty to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

For Hindus and Buddhists

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to my Dharma
and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to God
and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.