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We are the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.


Please view this information page before completing the joining form- it answers all of the questions we get asked regularly!

How to join:

  1. If your child would like to join us, please complete our joining form (below).
  2. Your information will be added to a waiting list, and we’ll let you know when/if we are able to offer you a place to join us. You won’t necessarily be contacted straight away and it can take a while for us to process your joining form and get back to you- please be patient!
  3. If you don’t live close to Woolston Scout Group, or want to see other groups that might have more places available, please click here.
  4. We will be in touch to confirm if we are able to offer your child a place, with details of a likely start date.
  5. You either accept or reject the place (if you don’t accept the place your child will come off the waiting list and another child be given the opportunity).
  6. We then send you a link to OSM to get your child’s information onto the database
  7. We’ll invite your child to section meetings and then get invested as a member of our Group.

If your child is invited to join us, you’ll be welcome to come to some initial sessions while they settle in.

We’d like to give you a heads up on some things that will not help you get a place:

  • Asking leaders, or current members/their parents, to put you on the list- the only way to join the waiting list is to complete our joining form (details above)
  • Asking leaders for updates- our leaders don’t manage the waiting list and won’t know the answer to this, or be able to help.
  • Having a sibling in the group already- please complete a new joining form per child, children are dealt with individually.
  • Comparing your child to others that have been offered a place- we won’t discuss anything to do with other children with you, and even if it might not seem fair that a friend has potentially been offered a place before you, if this is the case it will be for a good reason. We follow a process when offering places in our Group and there are several factors that determine this to ensure this is done fairly.

We understand that it can be frustrating waiting for places- especially if we don’t have space for your child. Please be assured that we’re doing everything we can do get as many children involved, as soon as we can!


Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls