HELP NEEDED TO EXPAND SCOUTING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

HELP NEEDED TO EXPAND SCOUTING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

The fact that Scouting continues to deliver a positive impact within our communities, successful individual advancement has created immediate opportunities for younger individuals to participate in the largest co-educational youth movement in the country.

Following September’s opening of the Richmond Street Community Centre in Ashton which doubles as headquarters to the Scouts, many of the young cubs within the troop have now moved up into the12th Ashton Scout Group, which now boasts over 30 Scouts.

The younger group have 18 Beavers and 8 leaders, which is brilliant as the 12th Ashton Scout Group only reformed last September.

The only problem with this successful progression, means that there are now only 4 lonely Cubs-who look lost in the community centre’s large hall!

Rachael Carr, Cub Scout Leader, said, “We could do with more youngsters joining the group by becoming cubs, as most of our pack have now graduated into the senior ranks of the Scouts.”

Echoing Rachael’s sentiments, Amanda Clarke the new Group Scout Leader, who was the Beaver Scout Leader, who took over from Alan Fish at the beginning of this year, is now actively starting a concentrated recruitment aim at attracting more youngsters to join the scouting movement as cubs, and is presently preparing posters and leaflets designed and printed to attract children from the Crowhill, Taughton and Waterloo areas to boost their numbers and become friends to the 4 lonely cubs.

If you know a young girl or boy who is 8 to 10.5​ years old and wants to be Cub at 12th Ashton Scouts call in on Fridays 6.45 to 8.18pm at www.richmondstreetcommunitycentre.co.uk

If you would like to be a Supporter or Leader in Scouting contact alan.fish@ntscouts.org.uk 07931765120 www.gmescouts.org.uk for the latest Scout vacancies go to: www.actiontogether.org.uk look at volunteering and Scouts.