The 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group has opened a second Cub pack and Scout troop after seeing a huge rise in the number of youngsters wanting to join.
The group has seen membership rocket to over 100 children across its Beaver, Cub and Scout sections over the past year.
On Thursday evening last week, the town’s Mayor, Cllr Ben Walker, officially opened the group’s second Scout troop at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS), giving more youngsters the chance to join.
This follows the opening of a second Beaver colony (at Holy Trinity School) last September and, since half term, a second Cub pack (at BSCS).
There has been a group meeting at Holy Trinity School for the last ten years with lengthy waiting lists to join. However, the recent success in recruiting adult volunteers, has enabled the group to double the number of sections, three of which now meet at BSCS.
The increase in numbers reflects the growing popularity of the Scout Association nationally.
Clive Mason (Group Chairman) said:
“‘The expansion of the group is obviously great news and allows us to provide Scouting for even more girls and boys in the Bradley Stoke community.”
“Nonetheless, we still have waiting lists and we would love to hear from any adult volunteers who may be interested in helping out.”
“Take a look at our latest fantastic recruitment video on YouTube to see what we’re up to now!”
For general enquiries about the Scout Group contact: Mark Gollop (Group Scout Leader) on 0117 965 3244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details on how to join as a young person contact: Ian Bakewell (Waiting List Coordinator) on 01454 610038 or email@example.com.
Photo: Front row (L-R): Ben Mason (8), Mark Gollop (Group Scout Leader), Cllr Ben Walker and Tash Mason(11).
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