Frequently Asked Questions...

Whether its a parent/guardian or a young person, when someone joins Scouting they often have many questions from uniform to when and where meetings happen to how much does it cost?

To help we have tried to answer the most common questions we get asked, please scroll through this page to see if we have answered your questions. If however we haven’t, please contact us and we’d be happy to help.


There is a one-time joining fee of £15. Subscriptions are currently £10 per month per young person paid by direct debit for 11 months. This subscription covers the annual capitation fee paid to National Scout Headquarters, which includes a comprehensive insurance coverage, supports the running costs of our Scout hut, the costs of badges and activity resources for each section.

Every volunteer role at the Scouts needs to complete training. We know that Scouting is not only about young people, but also about the development of our volunteers. To support Scout volunteers, they are required to complete a training programme made up of mandatory, role specific and ongoing learning including; safety, safeguarding, first aid and many more.

Every volunteer follows an easy 3 step process:

Step 1: Check the training requirements for your role

Step 2: Complete your Personal Learning Plan with your Training Adviser

Step 3: Complete your training modules

Full details can be here…

Parents/guardians are encouraged to support the Group by signing up to the Parent/Helper rota found on OSM for your young persons section. Please ask a Section Leader for more details…. alternatively the Group is always looking for new people to help volunteer. 


  •  Meets Tuesday 4:45- 5:45pm


  • Bere Wood meets Thursday 5:15-6:15pm
  • Creech Wood meets Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm
  • Hundred Acre Wood meets Saturday 9-10am


  • Merlin meets Mondays 6:30-8pm
  • Concorde meets Wednesdays 6:30-8pm


  • Spitfire meets Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

For Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, meetings are held every week during term time only and mainly at our Scout Hut.

Explorers are run at district level

  • Armstrong meets Monday 7-9pm at 2nd Waterlooville Scout HQ
  • Dora meets Wednesday 7.30pm-9.30pm at 1st Cowplain Scout HQ
  • Attenborough meets Friday 7pm – 9pm at 1st Clanfield Scout HQ

Uniform can be bought from our District Scout Shop. If you’re stuck, ask adult volunteers to tell you more about what to buy and where to buy it.

The District Scout Store is located on Fraser Road, Havant,  PO9 3EJ

Online Scout Manager (OSM) is a product which helps Scout Groups to manage their sections, programme, members, badges, communication with parents, invoicing and much more.