Join Us

If you wish your child to join 2nd Bracknell please click on the appropriate section name below to add your child to their Waiting List based upon his/her age now.

Please note if you get a place offered in the section for your child’s age group then you automatically progress to the next section without needing to join that section’s waiting list as well.

BEAVERS – Starting age 6 years old through to 8 years old. (note that you may add your child to this section when he/she has reached 4 years of age.)

CUBS – Starting age 8 years old through to 10½ years old.

SCOUTS – Starting age 10½ years old through to 14 years old.

 

How the waiting list works

Most of our new joiners come to us as young children and join Beavers, please read the page about The Beavers Waiting List so you know how this works.

Money Matters!

The Group is a registered charity. None of our leaders or helpers receive any payment for the many hours they put in. Our two main sources of income are subscriptions and fund raising. Tax payers please complete one of our Gift Aid forms to allow us to reclaim tax paid on contributions. As of September 2012 subscription rates (per term) are £30. This represents tremendous value for money and, we hope, does not exclude anyone from scouting. We use a direct debit system to collect subscriptions (subs), event and camp charges. It is possible to pay via cheque or cash, but using direct debit makes life easier for you and us alike.  During the year, please help us raise funds by supporting our fund-raising events.

Expectations

All leaders and helpers have different styles and methods of working with the young people. The leaders are trained to cope with various kinds of behaviour and the Scout Association has certain policies and rules to be followed when problems arise. Often our most difficult job as leaders is getting the young people to be quiet and listen during the quiet moments of the meeting – maybe because other parts of the meeting are exciting and noisy! Please can you discuss the following ideas with your children so we can work together for maximum effect.

Scout (a generic term encompassing Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers) meetings will be best for everyone if…

  • All scouts come to meetings regularly
  • All scouts join in and work as a team
  • Leaders and scouts listen to one another
  • No one makes fun of anyone else because of their colour, religion, abilities or disabilities
  • There is no bullying
  • No one makes a noise in quiet times like prayers or when game rules are being explained.