Scout Group Policy on Admissions
APPLICATION FORMS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FROM OUR SCOUT DEN. PLEASE CALL BETWEEN MONDAY to FRIDAY 19:30 & 20:00 (7:30pm & 8pm) TO COLLECT A FORM (during school term only)
1st Dublin Fairview Scout Group is committed to maintaining a policy and process for allocation of places in each Section of the group that will promote continuity within in the sections and be fair, transparent and equitable.
The purpose of this document is to state the policy and criteria which will be followed in the allocation of places.
This document is in relation to the allocation of youth member places in all sections of the 1st Dublin Fairview Scout Group only.
Youth member: A registered member of any section of the Scout Group who is under 26.
Leader: A registered Leader or Support Staff of any section of the Scout Group.
Admissions Officer: A person appointed by the Group to maintain the Waiting list and Admissions.
Transition: Where a youth member moves from one section to the next section at the appropriate age.
Registration: Completion of Section registration form and payment of Annual Subscription Fee.
Parents or guardians must collect, complete sign and return a waiting list application form, by post to the Group Leader. Only applications received by post will be considered. The Group Leader will forward all accepted applications to the Admissions Officer.
The Admissions Officer will maintain and administrate the admissions and waiting list in line with the agreed and published policy and in conjunction with the Section Leaders.
Section Leaders will liaise with Admissions Officer in regards to transitions and registration and their current numbers.
The Group Leader will arbitrate in the event of any question arising from the Admissions Policy and that decision will be final.
CRITERIA FOR APPLICATION TO WAITING LIST
Waiting List application form is to be completed, signed by a parent or guardian and returned, by post, to the Group Leader. Applications will only be accepted for children 4 years of age and older who are living within the defined boundary for admission to 1st Dublin Fairview Scout Group.
If a place has not been offered in a suitable timeframe, the child's name will either be moved to the waiting list for the next section or removed from the list as requested by their parent or guardian.
If a place is offered and not taken up, the child's name will be removed from the waiting list. Minimum ages are:
Beavers–6 years, Cubs–9 years, Scouts–12 years,Ventures–15 years and Rovers-18
CRITERIA FOR OFFERING PLACES
Places are offered in each section in the following order:
1. Places are offered to youth members coming up from another section i.e. Beavers who are going up to Cubs, Cubs who are going up to Scouts and Scouts going up to Ventures.
2. Children of existing or new Leaders who have already completed 6 months service in a Section.
3. We will endeavour to accommodate the siblings of existing youth members, where possible.
4. Next name on waiting list for that section, in date order (i.e. first come, first served).
5. Youth members will not start in the last year of programme in any Section unless it is considered to be in the youth member's interest to do so. Any such exception will be agreed between the Section Leader and the Group Leader.
TRANSITION AND REGISTRATION
Generally transitions from the younger section will be done in September and January. Registration will take place in early September. If places are available following registration they will be offered based on the Criteria defined.
The 1st Dublin Fairview Scout Group is a completely voluntarily led and managed group. Everyone from the Group Leader, Section Leaders, Assistant Leaders, Parents and Friends Committee etc., is a volunteer; giving up their time and energies to make the Scout Group the success it is today.
We expect that new families joining the group will support the group by giving their time to support events throughout the year. This might be in fundraising, selling tickets, gardening, DIY, cake sales etc., Each year, every family is expected to assist at an event or by giving of their expertise or time as appropriate.
Not only does this help the Group, but you will find that your child also benefits and appreciates the support you give to their scout group.
Membership Boundary: http://www.fairviewscouts.ie/content.asp?section=81