SCOUTING IN RADCLIFFE VICTIM OF SUCCESS
By Michelle Lawton
So many six-year-old boys and girls in Radcliffe would like to be Beavers that we currently are not able to accommodate all those children who would like to join us. The Beaver Colony is bulging and it won’t be long before our Cub Pack faces the same challenge when the Beavers reach the age of eight and want to continue their scouting adventure.
We don’t want to deny these young people the opportunity to experience the fun and adventure of scouting so we would love to start another Beaver Colony – and another Cub Pack if we can. To do this we need adults to join us and get involved.
We will be holding an open meeting on Wednesday 19th September to which anyone interested in getting involved is invited. It will be a forum for information giving and a chance for questions about what is involved. Volunteering in scouting is rewarding and fun. It is a chance to enable young people to try new challenges and develop as individuals through a wide range of activities. We recognise that volunteering needs to be flexible to fit in with busy lives and welcome all offers of help, large or small.
Although the focus at present is our long waiting list of prospective Beavers, we welcome volunteers for the older sections too (Scouts aged 10-14 and Explorers aged 14-18). There are also opportunities to join the executive committee which oversees the running of the group and fundraises for us.
Please come to our meeting on 19th September at 7:30pm. It’s at the Scout Hall in Radcliffe, which is on Walkers Yard next to the main car park and behind the Spar. If you’re interested but can’t make the meeting, or want more information, please call Kate Ward (leader) on 01949 836 986.