Kent Scouts are committed to supporting our members with activity training, training towards a Permit and Permit Assessment.
We appreciate that our members contribute time, energy and financially to Scouting. It often costs to attend meetings, events and training. There are also requirements for specialist clothing and equipment when undertaking Adventurous Activities.
EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR ACTIVITY DAYS, EVENTS OR HIRE
Kent Scouts manage a store, based at Lower Grange Farm for specialist Hillwalking & Climbing clothing and equipment. To arrange hire please contact the Quarter Master.
We also own and hire out a range of safety equipment for water activities and a range of paddle, sail and powered craft that qualified Leaders can hire. Contact the Activities Team with your request.
Kent Scouts have a range of activity equipment available for booking and hire. To find out more please visit our SASU team pages.
If you are training towards a Permit and the training is delivered in Kent by Kent Scouts or in agreement with Kent Scouts you should not pay, under normal circumstance, any more than £15.00 for a training session (in many cases less or FREE).
If you are training towards a Permit and the training is delivered outside Kent by Kent Scouts or in agreement with Kent Scouts you should not pay more than £60.00 for a training session (in many cases less).
If you are being Assessed for a Permit by a Kent Scout Assessor or in agreement with Kent Scouts the Assesment is usually FREE of charge (Assessment expenses may be covered subject to pre assessment agreement).
If you are training towards an NGB award then please speak to us as we may be able to offer a grant payment.
In addition to Kent Scouts support for Permit Training and Assessment you can claim up to 50% of your costs from The Scout Association. This route for funding will greatly help those who attend Permit Training using a National Scout Centre or another County Training Team. This funding stream is not available for NGB award.
There is grant funding available for NGB awards if taken as part of Assessor requirements (speak to us for advice and guidance)
For HQ funding - FIND OUT MORE (Scout Permit Scheme Only)
For general information on Grants & Funds