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Youth membership

If you are between 12 and 16 years old and interested in theMaesteg Fete - girl + umbrella work of the Legion, why not join us as a youth member?

As well as showing your support for the Armed Forces community, you can take part in parades as youth standard bearers, join a Legion band or become a majorette.

Youth membership is a one-off fee of £5 to join which will allow you to retain membership until you reach the age of 17 (after which full membership fees will apply).

To join contact your local county secretary by email or phone.

For more information contact our Membership Governance Administrator or call 020 3207 2339.

If you are already a member of an organisation like the Guides, Scouts or one of the Cadet organisations you can affiliate the whole group to your local Royal British Legion branch.

Read more about encouraging young members here.

Youth Group Affiliation

Young -ScoutBranch affiliation enables members to work together with youth organisations on fundraising projects and promotes mutual community support.

Any youth organisation, whether it's uniformed or not, can become affiliated with a Legion branch. In fact, it can become affiliated to as many branches as it wishes to. 

For more information click here.

If you wish to purchase affiliated unit badges for your affiliated youth organisation, please click here for more information.

Youth bands and majorette troupes

Children with poppiesThe Legion has  a number of youth bands and majorette troupes in England and Wales. Some adult bands also accept youth members and teach them to play a musical instrument.

Legion Band websites

Band contact details pdf

You must be a Youth Member of the Legion once you are established in the band. You can join some bands or majorette troupes below the age of 12 but you will be expected to become a Youth Member when you reach 12.

Youth Standard Bearer

youth.i.jpgYouth members can train to be a Youth Standard Bearer and take part in the National Youth Standard Bearer Competition.

The winner of the competition holds the position of The Royal British Legion National Youth Standard Bearer and attends events such as the Festival of Remembrance held at the Royal Albert Hall each year.

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