Vol­un­teers ap­peal for district scouts

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

AN ap­peal for vol­un­teers has been launched by Hinck­ley District Scouts to al­low for more bud­ding ad­ven­tur­ists to join.

There are cur­rently far more young people on the wait­ing list to join the Scouts, mean­ing that lead­ers are hav­ing to refuse their re­quest due to there not be­ing enough adults com­ing for­ward to vol­un­teer.

Jenny Clarke, from Hinck­ley District Scouts, is ap­peal­ing for adults who en­joy the out­doors and ad­ven­ture to em­bark on this role to en­able them to con­tinue to give the best op­por­tu­ni­ties for young people.

She said: “We don’t get paid, we are vol­un­teers, we all have one thing in com­mon and that is our be­lief in Scout­ing, we don’t turn any young per­son away no mat­ter what their abil­ity, race, re­li­gion or ori­en­ta­tion.

“At the mo­ment we have so many young people on the wait­ing lists that our lead­ers are hav­ing to refuse any more,

“We want to give our best for the young, to give them the op­por­tu­nity to climb, ab­seil, shoot, go ca­noe­ing, the op­por­tu­ni­ties are amaz­ing and the friend­ships you make are for life.”

To look into the pos­si­bil­ity of join­ing the Scouts, the full in­for­ma­tion is avail­able through their web­site on https://scouts. org.uk/home/.

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