Join us

Ready for a new adventure? You've made the right decision! The way you join us depends if you're currently in Scouts or not. If you're not, don't worry, nearly half of our members haven't been to Scouts before - they've just heard at school about the awesome things we do.

Moving up from Scouts?

Every Scout in Sheaf District moves up to The Unit when they’re around 14 years old. 

Your Scout Group will know when it’s best to move up, depending on personal circumstances and programmes. 

Please speak to your Scout Leader about moving up, and ask them to get in touch with us to start the transition.

We can’t wait to meet you!

You’re new to Scouting?

We also need a parent/guardian name, email address, mobile number and home address. Once you’re on our system, we’ll send you a secure link to update on online OSM system fully.


Do I need a Uniform

Eventually yes, but not for your first month.

Not every night is in uniform – some nights are messy, and some nights were outside. When you’re ready, so can sort your Uniform out here.

If it’s a Uniformed night in your first month and you’ve moved up from Scouts – wear your Scout uniform. If you’ve not been to scouts before, wear anything.

What about my details? (aka the boring adult bit)

The Unit is run on an online system, called Online Scout Manager. This allows you to update details at any time, sign up for camps, check out our programme and manage their subs payments.

Once we’ve got your basic details, you’ll be added into the system, and an email will be sent to the email address supplied, asking you to fully complete your online profile with us.

Where does it all happen?

We meet on a Thursday night, either at The Unit on Helmton Road in Woodseats, or if we’re heading out for the evening, we’ll sometimes ask you to meet us somewhere else. 

If we’re indoors, we normally meet at 7.30 pm and finish around 9.15 pm. If we’re heading out we normally meet at 7.00 pm and finish at 9.30 pm, unless you hear differently.

To keep us on the good side of our neighbours, we kindly ask that parents drop off/collect Explorers off at the bottom of the road, and let them walk up/down the road. This just keeps unnecessary traffic off Helmton Road – imagine you live there and 50 cars suddenly appear every Thursday evening!

What about Subs?

Your first month is on the house, to make sure you’re properly loving it before committing.

Then, subs are set at £15 per month, and payable only via Direct Debit.

At some point over the next few weeks, your parents will receive a separate email from us, asking to set this up. Even if it is straight away, we’ve already marked on the system that your first month is on us, so don’t worry.

When can I start?

As soon as you want.

Check out the programme to see what we’re up to over the next month.

As you’re now on our system, you’ll receive our weekly programme email telling you where to meet, what we’re doing, and what you’ll need.

Simply turn up on the meeting, and head on over to a Leader (you can’t miss us) to say hello!