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Join 1st Sedgley Scout Group

Although we wish we could enrol every young person that would like to become a member of 1st Sedgley, we do have limited spaces, so this is, unfortunately, not possible. Our volunteers work tirelessly to ensure as many young people as possible can join us. To provide fair and transparent enrolment, our selection procedures are detailed below.

How to join

Volunteer

There are lots of ways you can get more involved with Scouts. From helping out occasionally on a family rota or playing a vital role behind the scenes, to stepping up as a leader, our volunteering activities are as varied as you.

We’re talking tidy uppers and tea makers, session planners and Zoom navigators, fundraisers and treasurers, and all-round team players to support our young people.

Young People

About our Waiting Lists

We have waiting lists for every section, so we encourage you to reach out to other local groups that will have a shorter waiting list. They can be found here. Young people not between the ages stated will be automatically rejected, without notice. Additionally, each waiting list is independent and young people will not be automatically moved on.

Current Waiting list length
  • Beavers: 6 – 18 months
  • Cubs: 6 – 18 months
  • Scouts: We have extremely limited opportunity to move young people into our troop due to the exceptionally high retention of young people from Cubs. Our waiting list is currently at 2+ years. We highly recommend looking for other scout groups here.

Joining 1st Sedgley

Fill in the appropriate form (Young people not between the ages stated will be automatically rejected, without notice)

 

Beavers

Current young person’s age between birth – 7 years old

Beavers

The beaver Section is where most young people start their scouting journey with us from; however, we are currently oversubscribed. To account for that, we have a ‘waiting list’ that you can join. Once on our waiting list, the young person will be in-line to join our section once we have availability. We prioritise prospective members according to this criteria, once they are of joining age:

  • Siblings of members in 1st Sedgley Scout Group
  • Legacies of 1st Sedgley
  • Children of volunteers
  • Alumni of 1st Sedgley Scout Group
  • Members transferring from other Scout Groups
  • Date of registration on our waiting list

This criteria is designed to offer as many young people the opportunity to join while also ensuring the longevity of 1st Sedgley.

Current waiting list length: 6 – 18 months

(There is no promise of admission into the colony due to over demand)

Cubs

Current young person’s age between 7 – 9 years old

Cubs


Although most members join in Beavers, some do join us in Cubs. Cubs holds a ‘waiting list’ that prospective members can be added to and to join the section when a space becomes available. Prioritisation is determined on the following criteria, once they are of age:

  • Young people progressing from 1st Sedgley Beavers
  • Siblings of members
  • Children of volunteers
  • Alumni of 1st Sedgley Scout Group
  • Legacies of 1st Sedgley
  • Members transferring from other Scout Groups.
  • Date of registration on our waiting list

This criteria is designed to offer as many young people the opportunity to join as possible whilst ensuring current members can continue their scouting journey and that the longevity of 1st Sedgley is secure.

Current waiting list length: 6 – 18 months

(There is no promise of admission into the pack due to over demand)

Scouts

Current young person’s age between 8 – 11 years old

Scouts


Although most members join in Beavers, some do join us in Scouts. Scouts holds a ‘waiting list’ that prospective members can be added to and to join the section when a space becomes available. Prioritisation is determined on the following criteria, once they are of age:

  • Young people progressing from 1st Sedgley Cubs.
  • Siblings of members
  • Children of volunteers
  • Alumni of 1st Sedgley Scout Group
  • Legacies of 1st Sedgley
  • Members transferring from other Scout Groups.
  • Date of registration on our waiting list

This criteria is designed to offer as many young people the opportunity to join as possible whilst ensuring current members can continue their scouting journey and that the longevity of 1st Sedgley is secure.

Current waiting list length: We have extremely limited opportunities to move young people into our troop due to the exceptionally high retention of young people from Cubs. Our waiting list is currently at 2+ years. We highly recommend looking for other scout groups here.

(There is absolutely no promise of admission into the troop due to over demand)

Explorers

Current young person’s age between 12 – 17 years old

Contact the Explorers


Beacon Explorer Scouts is a cross-district section that primarily takes scouts from 1st and 3rd Sedgley Scout Groups. Admittance is determined independently from 1st Sedgley, however, our members do get priority when moving from Scouts to Explorers.

 

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