Waiting Lists Summer 2017

14 July 2017

We have recently had a flurry of requests to join to Beavers and Cubs.

Group Sections
Our Beaver Section (6 to 8 year-old) only has room for 12, so it is very hard to meet the demand.
Our Cub Section (8 to 10 and a half year-old) has 24 places, which opens up more opportunities.
Our Scout Section is very busy (10 and a half to 14 year old).
Our Explorer Section is open to all. The Young People direct and deliver their own programme (14 to 18 year old).

Please contact Jo Quinney, Group Scout Leader, with your request to join the Group by emailing

Information required
Please provide the following information:
Full name of child
Date of birth
Parent/s guardian/s name/s

Subs are £40* a term payable at the beginning of term 3 times a year (1 Sept, 1 Jan and 1 April). The suggestion is that two or three meetings are attended before Subs are due and you buy a uniform top. This ensures the young person understands the Section, their new Scouting responsibilities and is committed to the Group.

Before the Scout promise is made, after 6 weeks or when the Leader can arrange it/thinks the young person is ready, a uniform top is required (we may have a second hand top available for a small donation). The Menai Bridge Group Necker (scarf) and all badges are supplied by the Group.

Your email request to join will be acknowledged, if a place isn’t immediately available you will be added to our waiting list.
Places are offered in strict order of ‘date of request/email’ with consideration given to younger siblings of Group members.
Priority is given to Group members moving up through the Sections. This means that a Beaver ‘Moving On’ gets a reserved space at Cubs.

Jo is a very busy volunteer. She reviews the waiting lists 2 or 3 times a term. Please be patient with her trying to manage all the request we receive. Our aim is to review the lists fairly and respect those who have been waiting the longest to join out Group.

The Group actively encourage members of all abilities and has a good record of working with parents and outside agencies to ensure inclusive arrangements allow participation in most activities.

*The Group wishes to provide an inclusive, fair and open approach to providing Scouting activities. If paying subs creates financial hardship please discuss this with the leader or Jo. Any requests will be dealt with in a sensitive manner and an affordable solution provided by agreement.

The Aim of The Scout Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local national and international communities.