Joining Confirmation

Thank you for applying for your child to join the 1st Sandstone Scout Group.

If your child is aged between 3 and 6½ we will allocate him/her to the first intake for Beavers following his/her 6th birthday unless that intake is already fully subscribed.  If it is already fully subscribed, or if he/she is already over 6½, we will add him/her to our Reserve List.  The Reserve List is for those young people who wish to join any of the Sections (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers) but for whom we cannot currently predict a vacancy.

Most vacancies in Cubs and Scouts are taken by young people moving up from Beavers or Cubs respectively but we do have occasional vacancies and these are filled from the Reserve List.

Children of adults who volunteer to become adult Leaders always receive priority for places.

We will email you within the next few days to let you know the position as it stands at the moment.

Please bear in mind that our waiting list is continually changing. We may not be able to offer a place to a child who we currently think will be able to join. Alternatively a place may become available that we cannot foresee at the moment. This is because:

  • we base our plans for entry to Beavers on probable vacancies in Cubs which will allow Beavers to move up when they are 8; the actual number of vacancies may be different
  • children may move up the waiting list if they earn priority because their parent (or another adult associated with them) becomes a volunteer Explorer, Scout, Cub, Beaver Leader
  • children can move down the waiting list if someone entitled to priority takes a place above them on the list

If you want to know the latest position at any time please contact us on

Please note that all further communication will be sent by email from Please, therefore, ensure that emails from this addresses will reach you and will not be blocked – this is particularly important for anyone with a hotmail or gmail account

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