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Appeal to find volunteers for more Droitwich scout groups

Droitwich Editorial 5th Nov, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

AN APPEAL has been made to Droitwich residents to volunteer their time to help create more scout groups in the Spa.

At the moment, the current number of clubs, including beavers and cubs, cannot cope with the demands of existing numbers and there is a waiting list of young people waiting to join.

Those who are over 18 and can spare a few hours a week are being urged to go along to an introduction session which has been organised to take place between 6pm and 7pm next Wednesday (November 12) at St Richard’s House.

Those who attend the drop-in do not have to commit to volunteering, it is purely a chance for people to get more information to see if a role in scouting in Droitwich would suit them.

The volunteering can fit around work and family commitments and no experience is necessary – just a desire to have fun.

Full training and support is given for free and helping out does not have to be done weekly – it can be behind the scenes, on a committee, shopping or preparing craft.

Coun Richard Morris, who is the Chairman of Droitwich Area Young People’s Action Group, said: “It is a real shame when we have youngsters who wish to join any of the scout and guide movements and we cannot support them because we do not have enough volunteers.

“I urge adults over 18 who can spare a little time to attend the meeting and find out more.”

The movements are to provide youngsters with new adventures, including experiencing the great outdoors and interacting with others – that in turn will enable them to grow in confidence and fulfil their full potential.

The popular groups also give adults the opportunity to learn new skills they would never have imagined they would have the chance to acquire, such as instructing archery.

Those who volunteer can improve their leadership skills and add them to their CV or university personal statement, opening doors in the future.

“Scouts and guides really do develop everyone regardless of their age.

“Without the support of volunteers, many youngsters will be left disappointed,” added Coun Morris.

Anyone interested but unable to attend the drop-in session on November 12 can email Coun Morris at richmoz@hotmail.com

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