SORRY, OUR WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED - Due to exceptionally high demand, we are unable to accept new waiting list requests for the foreseeable future.
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Scouts is all about fun, friendship and everyday adventure. We provide great opportunities for young people and adults from a range of different backgrounds.

Chorlton and Northenden Scout group is an extremely popular and successful group, and it is normal for each of the Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Sections within the group to run at full capacity. As a result, entry numbers to all sections have to be managed by a waiting list to ensure an even spread of age groups within each section, and to avoid creating surges in pack or troop numbers at a later date.


September 2023 Update: Please note we now have in excess of 300 children waiting to join. Wait times could be extensive

July 2024 Update: Unfortunately we have not been able to reduce our waiting list, so for the time being we have no choice but to close the waiting list to new applicants. 

Waiting List (Chorlton Sections)

Please note, we operate a single waiting list not one per section. Places are offered based on the evening that has space at the time. To request a specific evening please contact us. Please note requesting a specific evening may mean a longer wait.

Use the below link to add a child to the Chorlton wait list, if you are looking for places in the Northenden sections, please visit

Squirrel Section (4-6 years)

Nelson Drey (Mondays)
17:00 – 17:55
Section Leader -Bev Turner

Named for: Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, famed Royal Navy commander from the Napoleonic Wars.

Drake Drey (Tuesdays)
17:00 – 17:55
Section Leader -Chris Allerton

Named for: Sir Francis Drake, A Sailor best known for his circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580

Beaver Section (6-8 years)

Atlantis Colony (Mondays)
18:00 – 19:00
Section Leader -Bev Turner

Named for: Atlantis, a mythological lost island.

Neptune Colony (Tuesdays)
18:00 – 19:00
Section Leader – Chris Allerton

Named for: Neptune, Roman God of Water

Albion Colony (Wednesdays)
18:00 – 19:00
Section Leader -Bill Wildman

Named for: 9 ships of the Royal Navy have carried the name HMS Albion

Cub Section (8-10.5 years)

Poseidon Cub Pack (Mondays)
19:15 – 20:30
Section Leader – Conkers (Chris Allerton)

Named for: Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea

Triton Cub Pack (Wednesdays)
Section Leader – Rikki (Daniel Noble)

Named for: Triton, Greek God of the Sea, son of Poseidon

Aegir Cub Pack (Thursdays)
18:30 – 19:45
Section Leader – Rama (Jen Lee)

Named for: Aegir, Norse God of the Sea

Scout Section (10.5-14 years)

Victory Sea Scouts (Tuesdays)
19:15 – 20:45
Section Leader -Jonathan Allerton

Named for: HMS Victory – Royal Navy Flagship at the battle of Trafalgar

Endeavour Sea Scouts (Thursdays) 
19:15 – 20:45
Section Leader – Lenny St Jean

Named for: HMS Endeavour – Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded to Australia and New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery from 1768 to 1771

Explorer Scout Section (14-18 years)

Nautilus Explorer Sea Scouts (Thursdays) 
20:00 – 21:30
Section Leader – Scott Hall

Named for: HMS Nautilus of the Royal Navy and the fictional submarine from Jules Verne’s novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls