Coronavirus Update

Surrey Scouts and Special Needs

Parents/Carers – If you are the Parent or Carer of a young person with Special Needs, and you are thinking about them joining Scouting, please do the following:

  1. Contact your local Scout Group and tell them about the young person and your wish for them to join scouting, or
  2. Contact the local Scout District Commissioner who will be able to put you in touch with your nearest group, or
  3. Email which will bring your request to the attention of the Surrey Scouts Special Needs Team and we will do our best to assist you.

Please be patient as we need to take our time to process the application to ensure the needs of your young person are met and the correct support is put in place before they join.

Leaders/Helpers – If you are approached by a parent or carer of a young person with Special Needs and you require help & guidance on how to proceed with the application, please email and we will explain our “Recommended Joining Procedure” to you. Please also use this email contact to raise any Special Needs issues with the team at any time.

Download a copy of the Surrey Scouts’ Support Handbook for Leaders here.


I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls