Scouting is an affordable way of providing a range of exciting and adventurous activities for your child.

In a 2010 survey, 75% of parents said Scouting provided the best value for money compared to other extra-curricular activities like sports and martial arts groups, youth clubs and drama or music classes.

The cost of sending your child to Scouting will vary depending on your Group - the St Mary first kestrel;s bas eidn Kippax charge £2.50 a week, so this costs around £100 a year.  We encourage collection at the start of each term or half term, but are equally happy to receive paymnet on a weekly basis. 

This fee covers the cost of the hire or upkeep of the meeting place and so on. Trips, camps and activities are usually charged separately.


Young people wear core uniform of a coloured sweatshirt or shirt depending on the age range. They will also wear a special group scarf.  Uniform can either be bought from Scout Shops Ltd or a local supplier. You can ask the adult volunteers in your child's Group for more information on where to buy.

We don’t want young people to miss out through financial hardship. If concerns about finances may prevent your child taking part in Scouting or some activities, speak to us as some assistance may be available in confidence.