Dear Parents / Carers,

Please check before submitting a waiting list application form that you are applying to the correct Barton. There are Bartons across the country, each with their own scout groups; we are the one in Richmondshire, North Yorkshire.

1st Barton Scout Group is a highly successful and popular Scout Group, of which we’re sure you are already aware. We have 11 uniformed leaders across the four sections and several non-uniformed regular helpers. Because of our popularity, motivation and enthusiasm the group is always full to capacity. Spaces for new young people within the Explorer (14-18yrs), Scout (10-14yrs) and Cub (8-10yrs) sections very rarely come up and it is fair for us to say that the only way into our Scout Group at present is via the Beaver Section 6-8 yrs.

The Beaver Section operates a waiting list and we endeavour to accommodate all of the children on this list. However demand over recent years has often mean that even where children are added to the waiting list aged 4 or 5 we still don’t have a space by their 6th birthday. On that basis we would strongly suggest getting onto the waiting list at the earliest opportunity.

If you would like to add your child to the waiting list, please complete the form below.

If you wish to check that your child is on the waiting list or would like to amend or cancel a place then please contact:

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