Shelfords and Stapleford Scout Group

How to join

If your son or daughter wishes to join our Group then please contact us by emailing us at – but before you do please read our admission policy and make sure you live in our catchment area. Please include in this email the following details:

  • Your son/daughter’s name;
  • Your son/daughter’s date of birth;
  • Your address, telephone number(s) and contact email address;
  • Your name.

You can download and complete our membership enquiry form.

If you have moved into the area please let us know if your child is currently a member of another Scout Group (or has been on the waiting list for another Scout Group).

Our waiting lists

Currently all our sections are full and we are operating a waiting list within the Group. Notes:

Admission policy

The Group takes children in to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who live in one of the following villages:

Children living outside these villages will be allowed on to our waiting list by exception, if they attend either Shelford Primary C of E School or Stapleford Community Primary School.

In deciding who joins the following criteria are applied:

NB: If in the opinion of the section leader the child at the top of the list is deemed too old to gain much benefit from the progressive nature of the Beaver or Cub program, they will not be offered a place in Beavers /Cubs. They will, however, remain on the list for the next section. The only exceptions to this Admissions Policy are:

  1. For the children of adults who demonstrate a serious and sustained commitment to becoming leaders / administrators etc. within the Shelfords and Stapleford Scout Group. Please note: All adult leaders are required to under go a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
  2. For children transferring in from another area, outside a reasonable commuting distance from Great Shelford, who were invested into Beavers, Cubs or Scouts in another County or Country. These children will have priority for the next available space in accordance with The Scout Association’s Policy, Organisation and Rules.

Transfer between sections

Due to the popularity of our Cub Pack and Scout Troop at times we may need to operate waiting lists for Beavers who wish to join Cubs and Cubs who wish to join Scouts. There is no immediate automatic transfer between sections as has been the case in the past. As a result of the lack of spaces in Scouts, Cubs can stay in the Pack until their 11th birthday; the normal leaving age is 10½. If we cannot offer an immediate place in Scouts we will automatically add the child’s name to the Scout waiting list. Where a waiting list is in operation the following criteria will be applied: