Adult volunteers in Warwickshire successfully 'scouted out' - The Stratford Observer

Adult volunteers in Warwickshire successfully 'scouted out'

Stratford Editorial 12th Apr, 2017   0

ADULT volunteers have been successfully scouted out across the county.

The number of scouting volunteers is at an all time high of 400, with the highest number in Warwickshire.

With changing lifestyles allowing more adults to offer their time flexibly, youth workers, charity trustees and skills instructors are on the rise.

But its still not enough for some 600 young people still waiting for places.

Since its beginning in 1907, scouting continues to be the largest co-educational youth movement in the UK – with just over 5,000 scout members in Warwickshire alone.

Over 200 activities are offered by Scouting around the UK, from canoeing and caving to coding and community projects, made possible by over 140,000 adult volunteers – who scout ambassador Helen Glover calls “the lifeblood of our movement.”

Chief Scout Bear Grylls who recently called on adults to support the growing movement said: “I’m super proud that we have so many adult volunteers are helping young people develop the skills they need to succeed in life. Our challenge is to keep recruiting even more adults as we’ve got 51,000 young people wanting to join and benefit from what Scouting offers. Volunteering changes us all for the better. Please join me.”

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