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All our FAQs in one easy to find place.

Joining:

We are lucky to have a purpose built centre for our headquarters. Our address is:

The Scouting Centre, Shepway Close, Folkestone CT19 5SJ

Parking is available in Shepway Close and the hall is a short walk along the fully lit alley way.

Category: Joining

All our sections meet weekly.

Beavers 6-8 yrs old Tuesdays 5.15pm to 6.30pm
Cubs 8-10.5 yrs old Tuesdays 6.45pm to 8.15pm
Scouts 10.5-14 yrs old Fridays 7pm to 9pm
Explorers 14-18 yrs old Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm

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Each member pays £132 per year, split into monthly payment of £12 per month (excluding August).

Lots more information on finances and where the money goes is available from our handbook.

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The joining list process is broken into 3 stages, as explained below:

Submission

  1. Parent is pointed to the 11thfolkestonescouts.org.uk website.
  2. Parent finds the joining list registration form.
  3. Parent completes the form.
  4. Form is submitted to Online Scout manager.
  5. Parent is emailed a copy of their submission.
  6. Joining list admin team is emailed a copy of the submission.

Triage Processing

  1. Joining list admin team review submission on the joining list.
  2. Admin checks the age, and if less than 5 3/4 the parent is contacted to acknowledge receipt.

Review & Offer

  1. The section leader reviews the list for members who are in their age range.
  2. The section leader contacts the parent and offers a place or identifies a likely start date if in the future, and updates the Contact Record.
  3. The section leader liaises with the parent throughout the offer, keeping the Contact Record up to date throughout
  4. Once the offer is accepted the section leader will transfer the submission with their OSM instance to enable the parent to easily receive section communications such as programme & event details and complete the data collection requirements.
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The joining list is not strictly linear, a number of factors will be taken into consideration to ensure that the young person gets a quality time in scouting.  Which may mean if your child gets close to the upper age range for their current section, they will be considered for the next section.

For example Johnny has been on the list since he was 4 years old, but he is now 7 years and 10 months old. Janey has been on the list since she was 5, and is 5 years 10 months old, it is likely that the place will be offered to Janey over Johnny, because Janey will have more time in Beavers than Johnny will. By the time Johnny has settled in it’ll be time to move him to cubs, and unsettle him again.

Our preference is to maximise  the experience for the young person, over strict linear churn through the joining list.

The ages at which the joining list administration team move young people between lists is as follows:

Age Ranges
Beavers 0 years – 7 years 10 months
Cubs 7 years 11 Months – 10 years
Scouts 10 years 1 month – 13 year 6 months
Explorers 13 years 6 months – 18 years

 

However there may be some variations at the discretion of the relevant sections leaders. Our admissions policy is final.

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We have an online form that captures the data required to be able to offer places, when they become available. This form can be found:

https://www.11thfolkestonescouts.org.uk/join-our-adventure/

This data captured within this form is made available to the individual section leaders through our Online Scout Manager membership management system.

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Section Support:

Yes! The replacement cost is £5 for a Group one and £7 for a LOST (no pun intended) necker. Please ask you section leader or visit the shop.

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Yes, all badges are £1 to replace, except the Group badge, which is £1.50. Please speak to your section leader.

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When your young person moves on from one section to the next, they have a nice new uniform with all the badges to be sewn onto once again. When they are invested, they will be given a new set of some badges, while others need to be moved from the old top to the new. Please see out handy chart for details:

New ones will be provided:

World Membership Badge
District & County Badge
11th Folkestone name tape

Will need to be moved from old top to new top:

Chief Scout Award
(which ever has been gained)
Year badge
(just the highest)
Staged activity badges
(just the highest of each one)

Where do the badges go?

Check out our handbook page for all section badge placement diagrams.

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Term Dates:

Starts

w/c 3rd June 2019

Ends

w/c 15th July 2019

Holidays

29th July to 6th September 2019

Notes

2019/20 return w/c 9th September 2019 (provisional)

Starts

w/c 22nd April 2019

Ends

w/c 20th May 2019

Holidays

27th May to 31st May

Notes

Starts

w/c 25th February 2019

Ends

w/c 1st April 2019

Holidays

18th April to 22nd April

Notes

Starts

w/c 7th January 2019

Ends

w/c 11th February 2019

Holidays

18th February to 22nd February

Notes

Starts

w/c 29th October 2018

Ends

w/c 10th December 2018

Holidays

17th December to 4th January 2019

Notes

Starts

w/c 10th September 2018

Ends

w/c 15th October 2018

Holidays

22nd October to 26th October

Notes

 

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23/07/2020: Following the change in readiness level by The Scouts, we are now at AMBER. Please visit our Getting everyone back together safely page for more details.
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