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West Wickham Beaver group calls for volunteers

West Wickham Beaver group calls for volunteers

LOCAL Scouting groups are looking for more adult volunteers.

In Bromley borough a total of 898 adults and over 3,000 young people currently enjoy adventure and learning valuable skills for life; however there is still a waiting list of more than 700 young people.

Following a call out for more adult volunteers in 2017, 58 have signed up in the last 12 months.

In April 2016, the 7th West Wickham Scout Group started its first Beaver colony catering for 20 six to eight year old Beaver Scouts. This colony has flourished and, with some fantastic additional volunteer leaders recently coming forward, within two years the group has been able to open a second Beaver colony. Sixteen Beavers and two new leaders were recently invested.

Sharon Noble, one of the new volunteer leaders said: "I jumped at the chance of getting involved and my son is really enjoying being part of Beavers. The leadership team really work well together and share out the responsibilities. If only more adult leaders could come forward and offer the opportunity of joining Beavers, Cubs & Scouts to more young people."

Simon Trice, another of the new volunteer leaders said: “I didn’t think I’d have the time to volunteer but Scouting makes it really easy to volunteer around my other commitments and gives me the ability to offer as much or as little time as I’m able. I couldn’t recommend volunteering more highly. The demand for places, particularly in West Wickham, for young people has never been higher."

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