Scouting in Davenham during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our latest Update here

General Information

On this page, you can find loads of general information about our Group. For particular information on each of the sections (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts), see their own pages. If there’s anything else you want to know, you can always use the online form on the contact page.

Joining 1st Davenham Scouts


You can apply to 1st Davenham Scouts online, or by calling into one of our meetings.

Some of our sections occasionally get over-subscribed and we have to start a waiting list. It’s hard to predict how long the wait may be, based on just the number of people on the list. If you’re currently on the waiting list you can rest assured that we’ll contact you as soon as a space becomes available.


Fees


Subs are paid termly and are currently £40. If you pay income tax, you can add Gift Aid which doesn’t cost you anything, but lets us claim an extra 25%!

Some activities, such as camps or trips, have extra fees.

Scouting is an inclusive organisation and we don’t want to see any young people missing out because of financial worries. If you’re struggling to pay any fees associated with scouting, please speak to one of your Section Leaders.


Online Scout Manager


We use Online Scout Manager (OSM) to manage our Sections. We often post important information on OSM so it’s important that, as parents, you have access to it. If you have lost or forgotten your parent portal password, let your Section Leader know and they can send you a link to reset it.


Explorers/Network


1st Davenham Scouts only offer Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Young People aged 14-18 are invited to join Explorer Scouts. Young People aged 18-25 are invited to join Network.

To find out more about Explorers:

  • Check out the Mid-Cheshire District Scouts website.
  • Contact one of the local Explorer Scouts Units (like 1st Hartford)

To find out more about Network:

  • Check out the Cheshire Scouts website.


Duke of Edinburgh Award(s)


Currently, 1st Davenham Scouts is not a centre for Young People to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. However, we welcome Young People working towards their award to complete their volunteering with one of our sections. Use the contact page if you’re interested.


Feedback


We strive to make 1st Davenham Scouts a fully inclusive and enjoyable organisation for everyone. If you have feedback, you should speak directly to your Section Leaders.


Making a donation to 1st Davenham Scouts


If you’d like to make a donation to our Group, please see our fundraising page. Alternatively, you can get in touch through our contact page.


General Covid-19 enquiries


We have strict measures in place to reduce the chance of spreading Covid-19 at our meetings and events. All of our activities are risk assessed for conventional hazards as well as Covid-19 security. You can find out more about how we’re keeping people safe on our Covid-19 Update page.


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