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Joining Cubs or Scouts

Joining Cubs or Scouts is easy!

  • The first step is to contact us and check whether we are currently accepting new members, or if we are full and adding new applicants to our waiting list. If we are full, we can also refer you to other groups in the area.
  • If we are accepting new members, we’ll arrange a date for you to come along to a meeting. Scouts (age 11-17) meet on Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm, and Cubs (age 7-10) meet on Fridays from 5:30 to 7 pm, at our hall at 17 Bowwood Road, Claremont.  At this stage you don’t need a uniform and you don’t need to pay anything. Parents can chat to the leaders at the start of the meeting, and collect an application form. For Cubs (age 7-10), parents are welcome to stay and watch the meeting if you prefer.
  • After a few weeks, we will check with you whether you want to be invested as a Cub or Scout. The investiture is a short ceremony which families can attend, where the Cub or Scout  wears their uniform for the first time, is presented with their scarf and badges, and is allocated to a patrol (Scouts) or a six (Cubs). You will need to buy a uniform from the scout shop in Rondebosch to be invested.  We will let you know our annual Scout fees.

Once you are invested, you have joined the world Scout movement. You can now start working on advancement and badges and enjoy the great adventure that is Scouting!

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