Waiting List Policy

(see the bottom of this page for our waiting list policy)

The 5th sadly has to operate waiting lists for all its sections.
We accept as many kids as we can each term but we have to refuse far more than we accept.
All of our leaders work full time and are volunteers and we run all the sections at maximum capacity.

Why are we so oversubscribed?

I once sat down and listed all the primary schools that our members attend.
I worked out that there are about 1,400 kids who could attend our beavers and we only have 48 spaces. The other colony in Beckenham has 24 spaces.
Between us we meet the needs of less than five percent of local 6 and 7 year olds

Please contact to be added to the list, please include name, date of birth, address, phone (mobile if possible) and email for the waiting list – and please be aware that we only accept applications from the parent/guardian.

Useful Links
Bromley Groups –  http://bromleyscouts.org/
Lewisham Manor Groups –  http://lewishamscouts.org.uk/
Croydon Groups –  http://www.croydonscouting.org.uk/

Chris Elmer

Group Scout Leader

When to apply

Apply now if your child was born before 31/8/2012.
The Waiting list is open to children who turn 5 during the current academic year and older.

  • If your child was born before 31/8/2013, apply from 1st September 2017, we will only accept children onto the list who have started primary school or will start in January 2018. 
  • If your child was born before 31/8/2014, apply from 1st September 2018, we will only accept children onto the list who have started primary school or will start in January 2019. 
  • If your child was born before 31/8/2015, apply from 1st September 2019, we will only accept children onto the list who have started primary school or will start in January 2020.

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Kids are accepted at around their 6th Birthday into Beavers. The order of priority is:

  • Children of existing leaders
  • Siblings of existing members of the 5th
  • Length of time on waiting list.
  • If nobody on the waiting list, kids from other groups.

We can take about 8 kids per term from the waiting list.

If a space is not found by the time a child reaches 6yrs 6 months, we pass them onto the cub waiting list.

Contact to be added to the waiting list – please do this as early as possible.
Please include name, date of birth, address, phone (mobile preferred) and email for the waiting list – and please be aware that we only accept applications from the parent/guardian.

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Cubs are accepted at around their 8th birthday. The order of priority is:

  • Children of existing leaders
  • The 5th’s beavers
  • Siblings of existing members of the 5th
  • Length of time on waiting list
  • If nobody on the waiting list, kids from other groups.

We can take about two kids per term from the waiting list.

If a space is not found by the time a child reaches 9yrs old, we pass them onto the scout waiting list.

Contact to be added to the waiting list – please do this as early as possible. Please include name, date of birth, address, phone (mobile if possible) and email for the waiting list – and please be aware that we only accept applications from the parent/guardian.

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Scouts are accepted at around 10 and a half The order of priority is

  • Children of existing leaders
  • The 5th’s cubs
  • Siblings of existing members of the 5th
  • Length of time on waiting list
  • If nobody on the waiting list, kids from other groups.

Contact to be added to the waiting list – please do this as early as possible. Please include name, date of birth, address, phone (mobile preferred) and email for the waiting list – and please be aware that we only accept applications from the parent/guardian.

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Explorers are accepted at around 14yrs The order of priority is:

  • Children of existing leaders
  • The 5th’s scouts
  • Siblings of existing members of the 5th
  • Scouts from other groups who do not have partnered explorer units.
  • Length of time on waiting list.

Contact to be added to the waiting list – please do this as early as possible.