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Young people

The 1st Swindon Scout Group operates a waiting list for those interested in joining us.

Please note our waiting lists can be long and consequently we may not be able to offer places to everyone who asks to join.

  • Beavers (ages 6 to 8)
    • Ontario Colony meet on a Monday
    • Michigan Colony meet on a Wednesday
  • Cubs (ages (8 to 10½)
    • Nelson Pack meet on a Tuesday
    • Drake Pack meet on a Thursday
  • Scouts (ages 10½ to 14)
    • TS Swallow Troop meet on a Friday
  • Explorers (14 to 18)
    • Poseidon Unit meet on a Friday

Please click here to register your details and our waiting list co-ordinator will be in touch and let you know when places become available.

Scouting is open to all and we welcome girls and boys and everyone from all backgrounds.

With regard to our waiting list we offer places according the below order of priority

  1. Those who are already a member at 1st Swindon who are due to progress to the next section.
  2. Then, subject to places being available and the young persons age
    • Beavers / Cubs / Scouts / Explorers: Those who have been on the waiting list the longest.

NB Please note in order to gain the most from the Scouting programme we may not offer a place where a young person will spend less than 50% of the time in a section according to the age banding of each of our sections. In this situation we will look to offer a place in the next section when the young person is old enough to join.

Adult volunteers

1st Swindon Scout Group is a voluntary organisation and is dependant on adults giving up their time and energy to ensure the continued success of the Scouting movement both here in Swindon and across the world.

Our adult volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring many different skills to the organisation.

If you would like to join us or have skills to offer please click here to contact the Group.