Scouts open Explorer Unit for 14-18 year-olds

Bradley Stoke Scout Explorer Unit

The 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group has announced the formation of a new Explorer Scout Unit for young people aged 14 to 18.

The unit held its first meeting on Friday 6th January and will now meet regularly on Friday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Brook Way Activity Centre.

Together with its two Beaver Colonies, two Cub Packs and two Scout Troops, the local Scout Group can now offer activities for young people across the full 6 to 18 age range.

Since January, all sections of the group have relocated to the Brook Way Activity Centre, which became vacant after Bradley Stoke Town Council and South Gloucestershire Council cut funding for the youth club that had previously been run there by Southern Brooks Community Partnership.

Mark Gollop, Group Scout Leader, said:

“We look forward to the new Bradley Stoke Explorer Scout Unit growing in strength and numbers as our new Cub Pack and Scout Troop did last year.”

The group says it currently has around 150 names on its ‘want to join’ list. In order to accommodate more young people, the group is seeking to recruit new adult volunteers. Anyone interested is asked to get in touch through the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group website.

Related link: Youth organisations in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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