Waiting List

Due to a shortage of volunteers there are currently 30,000 young people waiting to join the Scouts in the UK.

Locally, Scouting is thriving and some of our groups have waiting lists. It is advisable to contact your local group as soon as possible to get a good picture of the joining procedure. 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.

If you would like to volunteer, please click HERE to hear more.

Apply to Join Scouts

To ensure that as many young people can join Scouts, we have split the application process into three methods below. Please use the method that applies to your child's age.


Beaver Scouts
Under Six Year Old Only

Enter your postcode to find your nearest group

Then use the "More details" link on the Group to Register Interest in joining.

Has your child had their 6th birthday?  If yes, use this form for Beavers, Cubs or Scouts.

Enter your details in THIS FORM and we will contact you when a place becomes available in one of our local groups.

Explorer Scouts (14-18 Years)

Click HERE to apply for a placement in one of our Explorer Scout Units.


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