Scouting is a uniformed association. This
means that members are expected to attend meetings correctly dressed in
appropriate uniform. Prospective new members should attend for the first few
meetings in “mufti”.
Cub uniform consists of a green sweatshirt, blue activity trousers, and Cub scarf & woggle. Once a cub has been invested, this should be worn at every weekly meeting, and for the beginning and end of almost all weekends, trips, and expeditions.
Scout uniform consists of a teal green shirt, blue activity trousers, Scout belt, and Scout scarf & woggle. Once a scout has been invested, this should be worn at every weekly meeting, and for the beginning and end of almost all weekends, trips, and expeditions.
Explorer Scout uniform consists of a muddy brown shirt, blue activity trousers, and Explorer scarf & woggle. Although they should have a uniform, we normally have only one formal uniform meeting each half of term in order to catch up on badges and awards - see the Explorer page for details. For Explorer trips, uniform consists of a Dulwich Explorer hoodie, which are available only for those going away - please ask for one if needed!
We occasionally have a stock of second hand uniform available. Please ask your section leader for current availability.
New members should note that their is no weekly charge for participation, but an annual subscription which covers your membership of the Scout Association and insurance costs, as well as the costs of providing the HQ based weekly meetings and the equipment for our activities. Trips, camps, and activities are usually charged separately. The annual membership subscription for the year will be £110 (as of 2018-19), which will become due in November assuming your child decides to be invested as a member. More details will be sent out in October.
Cost should not be a barrier to anyone taking part in Scouting and there are a number of sources of support available if this is an issue. Please speak with your Section Leader in confidence.
All our administration is run on an online system called Online Scout Manager. This reduces the amount of paper form filling and duplicate requests for information etc., and also supports compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The system allows parents to access the data we hold, ensuring we have up-to-date contact details, and also manages all trip bookings, subscriptions, and other payments in one place.
New members should look out for an email inviting you to log into the system and check the contact information we hold for you.
We are very short of leaders at present, and any offers to become a leader are very welcome. If willing, please come and discuss with us what time you are able to commit - there are various leader roles available. All necessary training is provided.
In addition to leaders, we also look for parents of all sections to join the Group Executive Committee. This is the management committee of the Scout Group made up of leaders, some parents, and other supporters which oversees the running of the Group. It is a commitment of approximately five evenings a year. If you wish to get involved, please email us.