FAQs

  • Do 1st Combs have a waiting list to join?

    Unfortunately from time to time we do have to run a waiting list for our sections. At the moment the Beavers and Cubs have a waiting list running for more details about this please contact us.

  • Will my child be insured when on Scout activites?

    Yes. All members are covered under our Personal Accident and Medical Expenses Policy.

  • I’m and adult and interested in becoming involved in Scouting?

    Its a question that is not asked as frequently as we would like. However, we are always on the look out for new adults and helpers for all our sections so there is never a waiting list. Whether you want to take up a uniformed role or help out on an occasional basis in a non uniform role you will be most welcome. Please contact the Group Scout Leader using the contact page.

  • What if I don’t have that much spare time?

    Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month, term, just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.

  • My child is in Scouting – is there anything I could do to help?

    The short answer is yes. Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen firsthand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s leader to discuss how you might become involved.

  • Are there any age restrictions on helping out?

    As long as you’re over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader

  • What are the Scouting Terms?

    We follow the same term dates and holidays as defined by the county schools:

    January to Easter is the Spring Term

    Easter to July is the Summer Term

    September to Christmas is the Autumn Term

    We also break for half term during the same weeks as the local schools.

  • Do Scout Leaders get paid?

    No, Being a scout leader is a voluntarily role so non of our leaders at 1st combs are paid.