10th Royal Eltham Waiting List Policy
Our Waiting List
10th Royal Eltham sadly has to operate waiting lists for all of its sections.
We accept as many children as we can each year but we have to refuse far more than we accept.
All of our leaders work full time and are volunteers and we run all the sections at maximum capacity.
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.
Where possible, we look to prioritise siblings of members of the group.
When to apply for the Waiting List
Children can join Beavers from the age of 6. The Waiting List for Beavers is open to children exactly 18 months before their 6th Birthday.
Children can join Cubs from the age of 8. The Waiting List for Cubs is open to children exactly 12 months before their 8th Birthday.
Children can join Scouts from the age of 10.5. The Waiting List for Scouts is open to children exactly 12 months before they turn 10.5 years old. Priority will however be given to committed Cubs.
Waiting List Criteria
Existing committed members of the Group will automatically be moved up to the next section as a priority when they reach the relevant age.
The date of joining the Waiting List is the order places will be allocated in and not by age.
When a parent joins our Waiting List you will be asked to provide the following information: child’s name, parent’s/guardian’s name, child’s DOB, address, email and telephone number of parent/guardian, and if they are a Leader or have a child in another section of our Group already.
We can only accept applications from the child’s parent or legal guardian.
We only accept applications via our website.
The Group is primarily for children living in the Shooters Hill area. If you are not close to our base(s) at Christ Church Shooters Hill or Shrewsbury House, Brinklow Crescent you may wish to consider other groups in the Greenwich District. Take a look at our neighbouring groups here
We are always on the look-out 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 on our Contact Us 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.
For questions or assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for more details on our different sections
On joining our Group you will be asked to fill out the following forms: Standing Order Form, Gift Aid Form, Young Persons Information Form and a Photo Consent Letter.
Being a charity, we have to raise funds to cover ongoing costs of things like badges, materials for activities and general running expenses, one of those ways is the Membership Fee. Importantly, the membership fee also covers your child’s insurance. Camps and some other activities will usually have a charge attached.
All members pay £14 per month to be a member of our Scout Group which is charged by Standing Order. These details are correct at 1st January 2019 and are reviewed regularly because our costs change. If there are any changes we will let you know with as much notice as possible. If at any point paying membership fees causes concerns do speak to the GSL confidentially, and we may be able to help. You will be supplied with a Standing Order Form on joining, which you should take to your bank.
The Group is able to recover income tax on any donation, including Subs – we can recover 25p for each £1 of subscription. The only criteria is that the individual making the donation has to pay income tax or capital gains tax of at least the amount to be recovered by the Group. You will be supplied with a Gift Aid Form.