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Appeal for Scout leaders in Aylesbury

Demand is increasing as more children join.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 7:50am 1st March 2020. (Updated at 9:40am 2nd March 2020) 3-minute read.

Appeal for Scout leaders in Aylesbury

Aylesbury Scouts are appealing for leaders to join them. 

The 3rd Scout Aylesbury Scout Group is looking for new adult volunteers to join as the group continues to grow. 

Currently there are 140 children across the two Beaver Colonies, two Cub Packs and two Scout Troups.

This is an increase of 10% compared to the last year.

Nigel Taylor works for Buckinghamshire Scouts and explained why this might be:

"I think lot's of family see it as an opportunity to get their children to do things. To get them away from television and computers.

"To learn new skills which that can then put on a CV, or apprenticeship and job applications."

The group are particularly keen for leaders to help run their Beaver and Cub sections which meet on Tuesday evening.

Beaver Scout Lilly Adamson said:

"I love being in Beavers as we do something different every week. One week we might be learning about first aid and what to do in an emergency.

"The next week we might be making some sandwiches and smoothies and learning about healthy eating and the next week we might be going on a muddy walk through the woods." 

Tracey Pickavance is lead volunteer for the Group:

"We provide training for every adult volunteer who gets involved with the Group. The training will include giving programme ideas and games to play and how to plan days out or a sleepover.

"As a volunteer myself, I have had tremendous enjoyment from seeing children achieve something for the first time. This might be going on the climbing tower and reaching the top or getting in a kayak for the first time.

"I've made some great friends from being involved in the Group and the emotional rewards are immense. I've also trained so I can take children camping. Other people have been trained on adventurous activities such as archery, climbing, canoeing and hill walking."

To find out more about volunteering, visit their websiteor contact Tracey on tracey.pickavance@3rdaylesburyscouts.org.uk.

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