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We are a large Scout Group with several sections covering all age groups (6 to 18) but we have no success at all in our efforts to recruit adult volunteers to maintain these sections. In the last 2 years we have had to close 2 Beaver Coloiesy due to a lack of leaders and the one remaining Colony is now also at risk. One of our 2 Scout Troops has also had to close due to a lack of adult volunteers. All of this is very disappointing. We have a very long waiting list for Beavers and at the moment very little chance to meeting demand for places.

Despite repeated efforts to recruit more volunteers we get nowhere. I understand not everyone wants to volunteer, and that many think they don't have the time to do it, but there are no other options - either people volunteer or the sections (and maybe the whole Group) close. The only sources of adult volunteers available to us are the parents/family of existing/potential members and the wider local community. Don't sit back and think that someone else will do it and it will all be OK - recent experience tells us that if YOU don't volunteer nor will anyone else and we close down. No volunteers no Scouting, it's that simple.

If you want your children to be able to join/continue we need your help to stay alive

Look at the Recruitment Page for more information and get in touch - we can't do it without you.

UPDATED 07/09/21

The new term is starting and things are pretty much back to normal; a couple of the sections have chosen to meet mostly outside, others are back in their usual meeting places. The section leader from each section will communicate with parents so that everyone knows what is happening.

Unfortunately the future of our last remaining Beaver Colony (we used to have 3) is looking VERY precarious. We don't have sufficient Leaders to comply with the Scout Association rules, without new volunteers the colony will have to close in the next few weeks. See below and on the recruitment page if you think you might be able to help.