Information For Parents

Scouting is a great adventure for young people and can also be quite an incredible experience for parents and guardians too. Below are some guides, that you can click on, developed by the Scout Association to equip you with essential information for your children to get the most out of Scouting.

At Sheaf, we have a fantastic team of leaders across many groups and sections (Ten groups, a swimming group and an Explorer group). We welcome any new volunteers to join in the adventure and be part of our team.

Volunteering as a parent-leader can be a rewarding experience, you can enjoy time watching your children’s growth and development as they gain vital #SkillsForLife and pass on this opportunity to many more young people too. 

How we keep your child safe in Scouting

Scouting offers fun, challenge and adventure to nearly 400,000 young people in the UK. We know that young people thrive in safe surroundings so we are committed to making sure that Scouting is enjoyable and safe for everyone who takes part.

As a parent or carer, you will have questions about how we do this, and we hope to provide the answers in our Safe and Sound’ leaflet.

If you have a concern or question regarding safeguarding in Scouting or have a concern regarding a young person or volunteer, you can call the information centre on 0345 300 1818 or email info.centre@scouts.org.uk, whereby your call can be directed to our dedicated Safeguarding Team.

More information available in the Information for Parents section.