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You can find general information about joining the Scout Movement on the Scouts web site

We usually have small waiting lists for all sections.

To enrol your child with Ham Scout Group, or to offer your help, please follow the link to our waiting list below whether we have vacancies or not.

We are limited by the amount of adult help we get at meetings, particularly for Squirrels, Beavers and Cubs where the adult to youn peopl ratios are greater. We currently need adults who are prepared to commit to formal leadership roles. Training and uniform are provided and the group covers all reasonable expenses. Leaders' children are exempted from termly fees. The other leaders and helpers in the group and district provide support. The sooner we have more leaders and helpers, the sooner we will be able to expand the size of each section and empty any waiting lists.

Please enter the relevant details on our waiting list form. This is managed through the Online Scout Manager (OSM) service which we use to simplify and automate much of the administration of our group. Once you submit the details, we will get back to you as soon as possible.


The group depends entirely on voluntary help for its operation and administration. In order for your child to join, at least one parent is required to commit to helping in one of the following ways: To join the team, adults need to complete an ID Checking form so that we can register you on the Scout Association membership system, "Compass". We can then conduct a DBS check in accordance with the Scouts' safeguarding policy. For the DBS, we will need you to produce ID documents as detailed on the government website. Once your details are submitted, you will be given credentials to log in to to confirm the details are correct. The checks then typically take a couple of weeks. Once that is complete, your membership is confirmed. We can then give you access to the adult section of OSM and you can start participating in group activities. For leader roles, your appointment is validated by Richmond District Scouts and they will oversee your personal training plan in conjunction wth our Group Scout Leader.


The Scout Association and Richmond District Scouts provide comprehensive and wide-ranging training to help develop and maintain the skills required to lead and help run a scout group. These are not only practical skills like first aid but also administrative and managerial "skills for life" with a wide application outside of scouting, valued and respected by existing and potential employers as evidence of competence and experience.

Training is modular and may be online, in person or both. All adult helpers, leaders and trustees are required to complete the initial basic modules online:

  1. Essential information
  2. Safety
  3. Safeguarding
  4. GDPR
  5. Tools for the role
Further modules may be required, depending on the role.

Even if you don't have children in the group, please consider using some of your free time to help to keep our group operating. Join us and find out more.

Section Leaders and Helpers

There are four basic categories of assistance and leadership:

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Ham Scout Group is part of Richmond District Scouts and runs Beavers, Cubs & Scouts for children between the ages of 6 and 14.