Links & Downloads

Parent’s Guides to Scouting

The Parent’s Guides are designed to give parents a brief introduction to the section, explain the types of activities young people take part in and highlight the skills young people will gain. These guides support Leaders to engage with parents and encourage parents to get more involved with Scouting.

There are four section-specific versions of the Parent’s Guide resource, which are: 

Parent’s Guide to Beavers

Parent’s Guide to Cubs

Parent’s Guide to Scouts

Parent’s Guide to Explorers

‘Stay Safe’ leaflets for young people

The world is constantly changing and there are always new ways to communicate with friends, explore the world and get connected.  Society puts pressure on young people to experience new things, but that can make them feel vulnerable and unsure about the world around them.

The STAY SAFE leaflets contain information for young people about how to stay safe online and in the real world, and how to report something that makes them feel worried, scared or upset.  They are section-specific and available from local Scout Shops free of charge.

They can also be downloaded in pdf format from the links below:





Scouts Sites

Scouts – the UK’s Official Scouts Web Site

ScoutNet UK – the Unofficial Site with resources provided by Scouts for Scouts

WOSM – the Official World Scout Web Site, the Home of World Scouting

Official site of the European Scouts region

ScoutShops – the Official Website of the trading arm of the Scout Association

The Greater London South East County Web Site

ScoutsReunited – for contacting lost scouting friends

Downe Activity Centre

also for all activity centres please see

The Student Scout and Guide Organisation

Scouting Resources – a great Resource Site

Other Organisations

The Youth Hostels Association

Bromley Council – our local authority
For School Term Dates use

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

St. John the Baptist Church – sponsor of the 3rd West Wickham Scout Group