Waiting List Policy
1st Datchet Sea Scouts Group is open to
boys and girls between the ages of 5ĺ and 14Ĺ years old. Depending on
the availability of spaces in each section, you may be required to join
a waiting list.
All applications to join the group should be submitted via the join us
page. You will then be contacted by the group and instructed as to
whether you are required to join a waiting list.
How to join the waiting list
If you are required to join the waiting
list, complete and return the form emailed to you following your
initial enquiry and leave the rest to us. Donít forget to inform us if
any of your information changes.
You can apply to join the waiting list for a specific section before
your child becomes the age required to join that section (i.e. Beavers
can apply to join before they are 6 years old, Cubs before they are 8
years old and Scouts before they are 10.5 years old).
Priority will be given to members within
the group moving up between sections (i.e. Beavers to Cubs, Cubs to
Scouts). Following on from that, should a place become available, it
will be offered based on the following priorities:
1) If you have a sibling currently already a member of 1st Datchet Sea
2) Parents affiliated with 1st Datchet Sea Scout Group as Uniformed
Leaders, Section Assistants or members of the Group Executive Committee.
3) The date that you applied to join the waiting list, based on a first
come, first served basis.
Once a place becomes available for your child then you will be contacted
by the group. If we are not able to contact you then the place will be
offered to the next person on the list.
Admission to the group can occur at any time during the year, so as soon
as a place becomes available then it will be offered out immediately.
If a child misses three consecutive meetings or attends 50% or fewer
meetings in one term without giving us prior notice, or fails to keep up
with subscription payments then their place may be withdrawn and offered
to someone on the waiting list. The Group is able to offer some
assistance to those in financial difficulties as long as this is
communicated to us sufficiently.
Current members of the Scout Association looking to move from another
group may be required to join the waiting list if spaces are not
available in their required section.
Final decision on the selection process for each section rests with the
Group Scout Leader who can be contacted via the contact