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Is there a waiting list to join 1st Sawbridgeworth Scouts?
There is a waiting list due to popularity, it is a good idea to put your child’s name on it when they are about 4 years old but don’t worry if they are older and want to join we regularly have spaces available for older children as well.

How do I put them on the waiting list?
Contact Jenny Lane  with your name, child’s name and details (DOB, Address, Phone Number).

Will my child be insured when on Scout activities?
Yes. All Members are covered under our Personal Accident and Medical Expenses Policy.

How much does it cost to send my child to Scouts?
The yearly subscription cost for 1st Sawbridgeworth in 2016 is £130 and is due at the beginning of each year. This fee covers the cost of insurance, bills, maintenance of the meeting place and helps pay for materials to put on activities.
Trips, camps and some activities will most likely be charged separately but will often be subsidised to ensure we offer great value for money.
Although cost should not be a barrier to anyone taking part in Scouting and if this is an issue, please speak to the Section Leader in confidence and they will discuss ways we can help.

What do Scouts wear and where can I buy it?
Beavers wear a blue sweatshirt
Cubs wear a green sweatshirt
Scouts wear a uniform of blue trousers and a green shirt.
All sections wear a red scarf that represents 1st Sawbridgeworth and is usually given during their investure.
Uniform can be bought from our local ‘District Scout Shop’ that is held at the Thorley Scout Hut on a Wednesday evenings during term time (Click here for Opening Times) or from Valentine’s in Bakers Walk, Sawbridgeworth.

Is there a planned programme of activities for Scouts?
Yes. Behind the fun of Scouting, there is an educational programme. The main programme areas are: Outdoor and Adventure; Global; Community; Fit for Life; Creative; and Beliefs and Attitudes. Group leaders are trained to deliver this programme. The Programmes for the different sections are on the home page of the website.