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How to join the
1st Sandstone Scout Group

We currently have Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer Sections and do our best to provide places for all young people wishing to join.

age 5¾ - 7
Young people can join our waiting list as soon as they are 3, and we will then invite them to join at the start of the school year or the spring half term nearest to their 6th birthday. With two Beaver Colonies meeting on Wednesday and Thursday evenings respectively we are currently able to accept everyone on our waiting list but this may not continue, so the sooner you apply the better the chance of a place.
age 8- 9
All vacancies in our Cub Pack (which meets on Mondays) are usually taken by Beavers moving up to Cubs on reaching their 8th birthday. We do sometimes have occasional vacancies and these are allocated to young people on our reserve list who are closest to their 8th birthday
age 10 -13
We currently have one Scout Troop. All vacancies in our the Scout Troop are usually taken by Cubs moving up to Scouts on reaching their 10th birthday. We do sometimes have occasional vacancies and these are allocated to young people on our reserve list who are closest to their 10th birthday.
age 14 - 17
Our affiliated Wildfire Expolorer Scout Unit meets on Wednesday evenings and provides an opportunity for young people to join us as Beavers at age 6 and continue scouting through to becoming adult Leaders when they reach 18. There are currently vacancies for young people to join direct once they are 14.

IMPORTANT: DON'T WAIT until your son or daughter is 6 (or older) until you enquire about joining - most places in Explorers, Scouts and Cubs are taken by younger members moving up. We can add your son or daughter to our waiting list as soon as they are 3 years old.
Please also note that, in order for our volunteer Leaders to process applications, the deadline for applications to join in September is 31 May, and the deadline to join at the spring half term is 30 November.

If you would like your son or daughter to join please complete the short form below. We will then acknowledge your application and let you know whether we expect to have a place for them and, if so, when. If you'd like to discuss anything please call us on 0330 330 9689 or email us

Please read the appropriate Introduction below before you apply.


You MUST complete every box

Your child's details
First name: Last name: Date of birth (dd/mm/yy):
Your details
Title First Name Last Name
Address: Your normal correspondence address
Postcode: Please ensure you include postcode
Email: Please check that this is correct
Tel no: In case we can't reach you by email
Which Section do you want to join: at the next joining date (Sep or Mar)
The Scout Group relies on adult volunteers and cannot operate without them. In applying for your child to join you must agree to join a Parent Helper rota to help at least once per term. If you volunteer to become a uniformed Leader in the Scout, Cub or Beaver sections your child will be given priority for a place. Are you interested in becoming a Leader or Assistant Leader?

This page was last updated on 8 June, 2018