Waiting List & New Members
All our Cub sections and Beaver sections are full.
If you want to add your child to the waiting list for future years, please fill out the form below.
Do you know what’s the worst job for a leader?
It’s telling kids that they can’t join the group.
We refuse a couple of kids per week and we hate it. Our waiting list is not something to be proud of. It doesn’t show how successful we are, it just shows that there are dozens of kids who don’t have the benefit of all the fun, friendship and adventure that they deserve.
We know this. We do our best to get as many kids in as possible. We’ve more than doubled in size in ten years.
We could open and fill a new beaver colony and cub pack tomorrow with the numbers on the list. Isn’t that awful? We take as many kids as we can from the waiting lists and that gives us about 240 youth members on our books but we have nearly another 200 kids who want to get in.
We’ll keep trying to grow. We’ll keep recruiting adults and we’ll keep offering everyday adventure to as many kids as possible.
What can you do?
You could offer to help us. If you’re over 18 years of age, and have some time to offer – you can help.
Being a leader is fun. Everything can go wrong… your best laid plans can fall away but still you and your beavers, cubs, or scouts can have a brilliant night.
Some people do it to add to their CV, others do it to give something back to the community. It is an exciting challenge and I have never seen a night run perfectly… that is part of the fun.
So… could you help us?
- None of our Leaders are paid – they are all volunteers.
- The majority of our Leaders have full time jobs and a family.
- About 50 percent of our Leaders are female.
- Leaders get involved because they want to have fun and make new friends.
- Leaders don’t have to be ‘superheroes’ who know everything. They are given training on the job and learn new skills as they go along. The one thing that unites our Leaders is the energy and enthusiasm they have for giving young people the adventure of Scouting
- Many volunteers help out in Scouting as they are a parent of a current Member. Many were not Scouts when they were young but have learnt new skills and made new friends through Scouting.
- Many of our adult volunteers say they are more confident in their everyday lives as a result of their involvement with Scouting.
Please talk to Conor Crowley (our Group Leader), send an email or talk to one of the leaders after a meeting.