Joiner Form and HQ Locations
In the Monmouthshire District
Starting age for Beavers is usually 6, but this will depend on upon the Scout Group’s own waiting list policies. Looking ahead, children can join Cubs from around the age of 8 and Scouts from 10 and a half. Explorer Scouting starts at 14 and runs until Scouts are 18
The Scout Association is committed to being inclusive of all young people, regardless of ability or disability and has a clear Equal Opportunities Policy. There is flexibility within Scouting and all Scout groups should make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support the inclusion of young people with disabilities or additional needs. Scouting is delivered by adult volunteers and is not a statutory provision (such as the education system, for example); however we endorse systems of supporting our volunteers with inclusion. We encourage local volunteers to meet with the parents/carers of the young person to discuss their individual needs and plan support strategies. In some locations, there are also volunteers specialising in supporting inclusion. However, despite this and the best efforts of our volunteers, there may be situations where a particular Group does not have the capacity or resources to meet the needs of a young person or make the reasonable adjustments necessary. In such instances, local volunteers can work with the parents/carers, to find an alternative Group. You can contact the Scout Information Centre who can provide information and put you in touch with local volunteers, to discuss and find out about local Groups. If further support or information is required, you can contact the Diversity and Inclusion team at Headquarters on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re moving to a new area, transferring to a new Scout Group can be great way of helping your child settle in and make friends. You should let your child’s current leader know as soon as you can that you’re planning to move. When you know where you’re moving to, you can contact the local Group directly or fill in the Joiner Form (see below) You can also call the Scout Information Centre on 0345 300 1818. They will be able to put you in touch with a Group in your new area.
It’s around £30 a term, but this can vary between Groups. The subscription could be weekly, monthly or termly and some use direct debits. If you’re concerned about the cost, do speak to the leader in confidence; there may be assistance available.
Parents tell us their children benefit hugely from the adventures, fun and friendships they experience. It can help develop your child’s social skills and independence and give them access to some amazing and memorable opportunities.
Due to a shortage of volunteers, there are currently 30,000 young people waiting to join the Scouts. If there is a waiting list for your local Group – why not help out? Whatever your skills and availability, there will be some way you can contribute, meaning more young people get to experience the adventure of Scouting.