Joining and Waiting Lists

As much as we would like to take all children as soon as they are interested in joining a section, we only have a limited supply of leaders and have to set safe limits on the number attending meetings. From time to time, all of the Sections run joining lists for new members of the group. This page will be updated whenever there is a change in the waiting time and at least every 3 months with the state of our joining list.

Even if the section you are interested in has a waiting list please contact the section to express an interest and have your child added to a list, the section leader will be able to give you an estimate of when a place will become available.

SectionWaiting Time
Beaver (6-7)Waiting list closed until Easter – No places available until 2023
Cubs (8-10½)About 18 Months
Scouts (10½-14)About 6 Months
Updated 14 Jul 2021

Note: Having operated for the last year with Covid restrictions we are waiting to see the numbers that will return when we go back to face to face meetings and we fully understand restrictions that may be placed on us.

Explorer (14-18) and Network (18-25) are organised by Petersfield District with meetings in Liphook and Petersfield. Please use the membership enquiry page and we can put you in touch with the appropriate contact in the District.

If you are interested in joining another group, please use the national application form and the HQ staff at Gilwell Park will put you in touch with a suitable group.

Existing Members

Existing members of the Group whose subscriptions are up to date are automatically moved up to the next section as they become old enough.

Adults and Helpers

We are always on the lookout for new adults and helpers for all our sections so there is never a waiting list. Whether you want to take up a uniformed role or help out on an occasional basis in a non-uniform role you will be most welcome. Please contact the Group Scout Leader using the Membership Enquiry Page. Don’t worry, we don’t throw you in at the deep end straight away and the Scout Association has a comprehensive training programme to develop you in the role you choose particularly if you want to work directly with our Beavers, Cubs or Scouts.

Have a look at our Adults in Scouting page for more information or have a look at the national adult recruitment