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Important Information regarding our Waiting List

As you may be aware, 7th Goodmayes is the largest Muslim Scout Group in our Greater London North East.  Since its inception, over a decade ago, our waiting list has remained open to all applicants regardless of where they live.

However, our waiting list has now grown to over 500 applicants and with approximately 15-20 new applications every week, it has become an increasingly difficult task to manage the waiting list in accordance with the need of our Group.  Our volunteers spent a lot of time acknowledging receipt of applications and ensuring that those on the list are constantly moved to the appropriate sections according to their age.  This is both time consuming for us and often counterproductive for parents who may be relying on a place at 7th Goodmayes even though it is unlikely that their child will be offered a place over the next few years.

In addition, in recent years, there has been a growth in the number of Muslim Scout Groups in the District as well as the opportunity for you to consider places in other Scout Groups that may be more local to you.  Please note that ALL scouts leaders and groups are able to accommodate particular needs of Muslim children and to provide brilliant opportunities for them to get stuck into lots of activities and experiences!   If you require information about Scout Groups operating in your area, please contact The Scout Association on 020 8433 7100 or info.centre@scouts.org.uk

In light of the above, we have taken the decision to close our Waiting List for the year 2018, EXCEPT for the Explorer Scout Section (see below).   If other sections have places available, we will open up the waiting list for THOSE SECTIONS ONLY – this will be advertised on the website.

EXPLORER SECTION ONLY WAITING LIST 

The Explorer Unit operates between the ages of 14-18 child, so the youngest age we can accept onto the waiting list is 13 years. To register your child, please complete the form below:

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