Scout group is­sue ur­gent plea for ex­tra vol­un­teers

‘With­out them we sim­ply would not be able to run’

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE - PETE WAR­RING­TON pe­ter.war­ring­ton@reach­plc.com

A POP­U­LAR Shep­shed Scout group has is­sued an ur­gent ap­peal for new vol­un­teers.

The 4th Shep­shed has been run­ning for more than 75 years pro­vid­ing Scout­ing to both girls and boys from the age of sixyears-old to 18-years-old.

Its Group Scout Leader (GSL) Sue Bird has stepped down from the role to con­cen­trate on the role of trea­surer and the role of GSL has been taken over by Ge­orgie Bud­ding who had been the Cub Scout leader.

Ge­orgie said: ”We of­fer all the “usual” things you would ex­pect from a Scout group - hikes, camps, ori­en­teer­ing, etc - as well as bring­ing in more mod­ern skills such as com­mu­nity projects - the group re­cently col­lected food items for the Shep­shed food bank as part of its Global Aware­ness work.”

But Ge­orgie re­vealed the changes to dif­fer­ent roles high­lighted the need for ad­di­tional help to keep the group run­ning ef­fec­tively.

“The group is made up of many dif­fer­ent roles, some of them more in­tense than oth­ers and it is through the very hard work of all the cur­rent Lead­ers and helpers that the group has con­tin­ued to grow - with­out them we sim­ply would not be able to run.

“How­ever we are un­able to ful­fil all the roles go­ing so we are looking for peo­ple who may be in­ter­ested in help­ing out in some form or other.

“We need to fill the po­si­tions on the ex­ec­u­tive team of chair per­son and sec­re­tary to help with the back­ground work that keeps the group to­gether, as well as oc­ca­sional helpers and sec­tional assistants across the sec­tions, es­pe­cially the Beavers who are cur­rently strug­gling.

“If you think you might be able to help in some way, we have a role to fit re­gard­less of how much time you may or may not have spare and it doesn’t mat­ter if you have a young per­son in­volved with the group or not.

“Con­tact me via our Cubs’ Face­book Page at www.face­book.com/4thShep­shedCubs, e-mail hello@4thshep­shedS­coutGroup.co. uk or call me on 01509 389983.”

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