Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Where do you meet?
A) We meet at 1st Fatfield Scout Headquarters which is located at Duxbury Park, Fatfield.

Q) My child is joining your group and I would like to offer my support, how do I go about it?
A) Please visit our parents page to see how parent's can support our group.

Q) When will I be invested?
A) Most beavers, cubs and scouts are invested about a month after first joining, usually at a parents night at the end of our programme cycle so that parents can come and see the investiture and take embarrassing photos.

Q) Where can I buy  a uniform?
A) You can purchase uniforms at Scout Shops Online or at Durham Scout County’s Scout shop. Details of opening times and location can be found on their website. If you have any problems, please talk to your section leader.

Q) When should I buy uniform?
A) Once you have been coming to scouts for a few weeks and you know that you are going to continue you should buy a uniform..

Q) How much does it cost?
A) We charge subscription fees of £10 per month for Beavers and £12 a month for cubs and scouts. This covers most troop night activities and badges. Scouts have in the past taken part in ice skating, swimming and climbing as part of their weekly programme. We also fundraise regularly to subsidise the costs of our programme. We ask that subs payments are made by standing order.
Q) Are you able to gift aid subscriptions?
Yes, we can claim gift aid 20% gift aid on subscriptions from tax payers which also goes towards the costs of activities for young people.

Q) How much do weekend activities or camps cost?
Camping and other activities are charged at cost. For example a week of summer camp will cost approximately £150.

Q) Are all adults CRB checked?
A) All adults are CRB checked, this includes all adult leaders, group executive members and occasional helpers including those who offer help with transport to activities.

Q) Where can I find more information about scouting?

For information about scouting in Washington, Houghton and Hetton, visit HLS Scouts. For information about Scouting nationally, please visit the Scout Association.