Joining Us

1st Cheddington is part of the largest youth movement in the world. If you want to be part of this, there are two ways in which you can join us.

As a Young Person

1st Cheddington Scout Group is open to boys and girls aged from 6 to 18.

  • Beavers: for boys and girls aged 6 to 8
  • Cubs: for boys and girls aged 8 to 10½
  • Scouts: for boys and girls aged 10½ to 14
  • Explorers: for boys and girls aged 14 to 18

All of our sections have exciting and diverse programmes, taking in all of the best of what Scouting has to offer. If you want to find out more about any of the sections, it would be a good idea to have a look around their website section. There is plenty of information about the sections including details of the awards and badge schemes.

Please bear in mind that the sections, particularly Beavers and Cubs, may have waiting lists. For this reason, you are strongly recommended to put your name down on our waiting list up to 12 months before reaching the joining age.

If you are interested in joining 1st Cheddington or wish to put your name down on the waiting list, please use our Joining Form to give us the necessary details. Feel free to ask if you have any questions using our Contact Form.

As an Adult (over 18)

We are always on the look out for willing volunteers, no matter how small the time they have available. There are plenty of different tasks, from helping in the background with administration, maintenance of our headquarters or fundraising, to becoming a helper or warranted leader with one of our three sections. You can see more information about Adults in Scouting on the Scout Association's website.

Please see our Current Vacancies for details of where we are in particular need of adult help.

The time commitment can vary from an hour a month to a few hours a week, depending upon what you want to do and how much time you want to give. There is support available every step of the way for all roles. Why not get in contact with the Group Scout Leader for an informal chat about what it involves.

All adult roles in Scouting are subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks; you will also be asked to provide references which will be followed up.

As a Young Leader (14-18)

If you are aged between 14 and 18 and want to help at Beavers, Cubs or Scouts whether as your Service activity in the Duke of Edinburgh Award or because you think this is something that will be interesting and fun then we are always looking for Young Leaders to help at our weekly section meetings running games and activities each week and additional activities at other times. Being a Young Leader is great fun and as well as being used towards the Service section, it also looks great on your CV when applying for further education or jobs.

Please see our Young Leaders page for more information.