Information for Parents

If you’re a parent who’d like to know more about what your child would do as a Scout, then you’re in the right place!

Chorley Scouts offers fun, challenge and adventure for young people aged 6 – 25, right across the area of Chorley from Croston in the west to the east of Withnell. You’ll probably find a Scout group or Explorer Scout unit within a couple of miles of your house. You can find out if we are in your area by visiting our Find a Scout Group page.

Scouting is split into 5 youth sections, these are:

  • Beaver Scouts (aged 6-8)
  • Cub Scouts (aged 8-10)
  • Scouts (aged 10-14)
  • Explorer Scouts (aged 14-18)
  • Scout Network (aged 18-25)

Each of these sections in Chorley has their own website where you can get a feel for their events and programme.

If you’d like to know more about what our young people get up to and why they love being a Scout, then watch our short video to find out why Scouting is growing all over the UK.

If your child is interested in joining scouting, or you’re keen for them to get involved, take a look at some of the questions we are most frequently asked by parents and carers.

How can my child benefit from joining Scouts?

In an independent survey of over 2,000 parents of Scouts, nine out of ten parents said Scouting is worthwhile and nine in ten said their children find Scouting enjoyable.

As your child progresses through Scouts you should be able to see signs of the impact their Scouting adventure has on them.

Parents tell us Scouting gives their children more confidence, responsibility and a broader set of friends. Scouting can help develop your child’s social skills and encourage self-sufficiency, and gives them access to activities and opportunities that may have been otherwise unavailable to them. A huge number of parents agreed that since their child joined Scouting family life was easier and they were ‘nicer children to live with’.

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