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Scouting in High Wycombe continues to grow

| March 3, 2023

Scouting in High Wycombe is continuing to grow.

Figures just released by Buckingham Scouts show that in the last 12 months, the number of children and young people involved in High Wycombe grew by nearly 8.4%.

Paul Cleaver, lead volunteer for High Wycombe District Scouts, said: ‘The increases across all of the sections is testament to the dedication and commitment of our brilliant volunteers.

We now have over 780 children and young people aged 6 to 17 in the district. In addition, our Explorers (boys and girls aged 14 to 17) increased by 22%.

Hashim, a Cub Scout, said: ‘I really enjoy being involved in Cubs. We play lots of fun games, I made a den and we also made a catapult using garden canes. We also learned how to light a fire and then cook marshmallows on it and we’ve also done some experiments using fizzy drinks.

Emma King, an Adult Volunteer, said: ‘Volunteering with Scouts is very rewarding. Whether it is seeing a Beaver Scout (boys and girls aged 6 to 8) toasting a marshmallow over an open fire or a Cub Scout (boys and girls aged 8 to 10) getting to the top of a climbing wall or working with some Explorers (boys and girls aged 14 to 17) preparing an overseas expedition, it is always a delight to see them complete the task.

Nigel Taylor, an Adult Volunteer,  said: ‘In High Wycombe, we have just under 100 children and young people on the waiting list to join Scouting. We are looking for adults who would like to volunteer so we can provide more children and young people with some great opportunities.

We’re looking for people who want to help with four and five year olds, people who want to help with children aged 10 to 14, and people to do roles in the background. These range from looking after the finances of a Group to looking after the Group HQ or helping with some shopping.

Whatever time you can give to Scouts, we would find a role for you and provide some award-winning training.

Further information about getting involved can be found on the Scouts website at www.scouts.org.uk/join.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Scouts.

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