Wearing a uniform is comfy and practical. It means no one feels uncomfortable or left out and helps everyone feel part of the group. Our uniform consists of a sweatshirt or shirt that you can sew badges on and a coloured scarf or ‘necker’ to represent your local group. There are lots of other optional accessories you can wear such as hats, hoodies, trousers or shorts.
Uniform can be bought from Scout Stores. If you’re not sure where to start, your young persons leaders can give you more information about what to buy. They may even know if someone is selling a uniform second hand.
Each group charge a fee, called subscriptions or subs, to cover the costs of the running of the group and their regular meetings. These costs include venue hire, admin, insurances and materials for activities. There are sometimes extra charges for special activities, camps and events. We try to keep our subs as low as possible so that anyone can come to Scouts. For more information about subs, and if you need paying them, please speak to your young persons leader.
You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!