Coronavirus - We are currently in the Red Readiness Level, which means all face to face activities are currently suspended. It also means that our hall is closed to all bookings. In accordance with the current (4/3/21) government advice, we hope to resume Face to Face scouting as soon after 29/3/21 as possible. We also hope to reopen our hall to certain types of bookings from 12/4/21. See our COVID page for more details.

I’m the parent of a Beaver with additional needs. I’m not sure they’re ready for Cubs. Is there flexibility around the age they move on?

In the right circumstances, yes. Everyone at Scouts should face a similar amount of challenge, and everyone’s individual needs are always taken in account when making decisions. More information on flexibility and reasonable adjustments can be found at scouts.org.uk/diversity. Generally, leaders will keep to the suggested age ranges, unless young people need a little extra time due to additional needs or exceptional circumstances.

When the time to take the leap does come, our visual resources are ideal for those who need a bit of extra help. They’re particularly useful for young people with additional needs – and young people on the autism spectrum – especially if prone to increased anxiety around change.