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We are a large Scout Group with several sections covering all age groups (6 to 18) but we have no success at all in our efforts to recruit adult volunteers to maintain these sections. Late last year we had to close a Beaver Colony due to a lack of leaders and one of the remaining 2 Colonies is now also at risk. At least one of the Scout Troops is running right on the margin and this puts a tremendous strain on the leaders that are in the sections. In addition we really need to open a third Cub Pack to cater for the numbers of young people wanting places.

Despite repeated efforts to recruit more volunteers we get nowhere. I understand not everyone wants to volunteer, and that many think they don't have the time to do it, but there are no other options - either people volunteer or the sections (and maybe the whole Group) close. The only sources of adult volunteers available to us are the parents/family of existing/potential members and the wider local community. Don't sit back and think that someone else will do it and it will all be OK - recent experience tells us that if YOU don't volunteer nor will anyone else and we close down. No volunteers no Scouting, it's that simple.

If you want your children to be able to join/continue we need your help to stay alive

Look at the Recruitment Page for more information and get in touch - we can't do it without you.


Supporting Active Scouting

Unfortunately, due to vandalism and criminal damage this is no longer available.

UPDATED 03/03/21

We are again approaching the time when we can re-open limited (outdoor) face to face scouting - this will be possible from 29 March but each section will need to make their own individual arrangements and ensure that they have adequate adult help available before they can go ahead. If you have a child in one of our sections please wait until the section leader contacts you.

Management of our waiting lists has been significantly affected since early last year, we are struggling with sections not being able to meet to take in new members from the waiting lists, will get back to normal operation as soon as possible. If you are waiting to hear from us please stay patient a little longer.