Here you will find the answer to lots of frequently asked questions. If for some reason something isn’t on here that you need, please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Currently our annual subscription is £40 per term. This is requested at the beginning of each term and can be paid via our online payment engine.
What does the annual subscription cover?
The subscription fees we charge help to cover the costs of:
- Membership of the Group, District and National Scout Association
- Insurance that the Scout Association carries
- The running and maintenance of our Scout HQ, including insurance and utilities
- Equipment purchase and maintenance, including tents and camping equipment
- Cost of materials and resources for weekly section meetings
The subscription fees do not cover:
- Camp and Sleepover fees
- Outing/Visit Fees
- Off-site Activity Fees
What is the uniform and where can I buy it?
All members of 2nd Whitton wear a green and white scarf. These should be purchased from your Section Leader.
- The Beaver Scout uniform consists of a turquoise sweatshirt. This is worn with activity trousers and Group scarf. Beavers may also wear the several other items of optional uniform available.
- The Cub Scout uniform consists of a dark green sweatshirt. This is worn with activity trousers and Group scarf. Cubs may also wear the several other items of optional uniform available.
- The Scout uniform consists of a green shirt. This is worn with activity trousers, a Scout Belt and Group scarf. Scouts may also wear the several other items of optional uniform available.
- The Explorer Scout uniform consists of a beige shirt. This is worn with activity trousers, a Scout Belt and Group scarf. Explorers may also wear the several other items of optional uniform available.
Uniform can be purchased locally at School Days, 94 High Street Whitton, Twickenham TW2 7LN or from the Scout Store online.
What is the Scout Motto?
The Scout Motto is “Be Prepared”
What is the Promise?
The Promise is a simple way to help young people and adults keep the Fundamentals of Scouting in mind. The Promise is the oath taken by all Members as they commit to sharing the values of Scouting. There are a number of variations of the Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.
What is an Investiture?
Making the Promise is the most important act in Scouting and is common to every Section. Scouting has a special ceremony for making the Promise called Investiture or being invested. When a young person makes their Promise they receive their Group Scarf, The Membership Award and are welcomed as a new Member into the Scout family.
What Badges can I achieve?
From martial arts to media relations – there are loads of badges on offer to all members of 2nd Whitton. To see if any take your fancy – Download My Badges – The Scout Association’s official badge app for iPhone and Android.
Alternatively check out the Scout Association website for: