General Questions & Joining

This section of FAQs is primarily aimed for youth members who wish to join us.  If you’d like to join us as an adult, then please click here : adult-volunteers-18


What do you do?


Short answer – we have lots of fun!

We offer a rich and varied programme of activities and challenges to help you reach your full potential. Along the way you’ll learn new skills, make new friends and experience new adventures.

As you move through the Group from Beavers to Cubs to Explorers (and possibly become Leaders) some of the activities change and get more adventurous and challenging but, no matter what we aim to make sure that all the sections have fun, make log lasting friendships and experience lots of activities!

Have a look at the Who We Are pages for more about what we do and the individual sections, but the best way to find out what we do is come along and try us out!


When do you meet?


Once Cub Pack meet on Monday, and the Beavers, Scouts and another Cub Pack meeting on a Friday.  We normally meet at in the halls of Trinity Church in Renfrew. (click here for a map).



Can girls join?


Yes, we have girls in every section from Beavers to Explorers, as well as female leaders.


How can I join?


Send us an email via the Join page and one our leaders will contact you.  Please make sure you tell us your name, age or date of birth, and provide a contact phone number.
The first few weeks are a chance for you “try us out” and see if you enjoy Scouting – although we know you will!  In your first few weeks, we’ll get you ready to make your Promise so that you can be invested.


How soon can I start?


At the moment we are welcoming new members into all sections (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers).
Once we’ve got your contact information one of our leaders will contact you to arrange a start date.  We’ll try to get you started as soon as we can – normally it’ll be within a couple of weeks, although occasionally we may have to ask you to wait a half a term or so.


What is the Promise?


The Promise says what kind of person we try to be as Scouts. Every Scout in the World makes a Promise, although Scouts from different countries might use different wording.  You’ll make your Promise when you get invested and when you move sections through the group.

Each section has a different set of words, and there are variations to account for different faiths and beliefs (tell your leader if you’d like to use an alternate version of the Promise because of your faith).  The normal wording that we use for each section is shown below:

Beavers

I promise to do my best,
To be kind and helpful,
and to love God.

Cubs

Promise

I promise that I will do my best,
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people,
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

The Cub Scout Law

  1. Cub Scouts always do their best,
  2. Think of others before themselves,
  3. And do a good turn every day.

Scouts

Promise

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best,
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people,
And to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Law

  1. A Scout is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

Explorers

Promise

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best,
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people,
And to keep the Scout Law.

The Explorer Scout Law

  1. A Scout is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls