Leaders needed for scout troop

Members of all sections of the Brechin Scout Group are pictured with memorabilia gathered at the centenary year celebrations last year. To continue the scout troop for another 100 years the troop need volunteers to come forward and offer their help.
Members of all sections of the Brechin Scout Group are pictured with memorabilia gathered at the centenary year celebrations last year. To continue the scout troop for another 100 years the troop need volunteers to come forward and offer their help.

The number of leaders at the 1st Brechin Scout Group is so few that the group may have to fold - leaving more than 30 children without a group to attend.

Volunteers both male and female are sought to ensure the continued success of the group, which has seen an increased number of young people attending as a result of the publicity they received whilst celebrating their 100th anniversary last year.

The Scout Troop currently has 24 young people attending and are due for an increase in numbers when the Cub pack move on to the Scout troop, taking numbers over the 30 mark.

Unfortunately due to various personal reasons a number of leaders have resigned from the group leaving the young people virtually leaderless.

Support from the leaders at the district level has kept them going from April to the holidays but unfortunately this support cannot continue and, unless volunteers come forward, the troop may be forced to close.

The troop are looking for three adults to help on a weekly basis or one adult on a regular weekly basis and four to attend when available, so long as there are a minimum of two helped each week. In order to maintain stability it is felt that one person should be the person in charge and attend most weeks.

If you are aged 18 years or older, are enthusiastic, and can work with young people aged 10 to 14 years then this could be for you.

No previous knowledge of the Scout Association, or of the scout skills, are required as training will be given. However if you bring skills with you, then with evidence, training would not be necessary.

The Scouts meet on a Monday from 7pm to 9pm and take part on a variety of activities from games, skills and outings.

Badge work covering subjects from computers to science to world faith are covered as are skills such as backwoods cooking and flags.

Community work is also under taken by the scouts.

The group recently held a Masterchef competition and have attended their scout camp.

The Scout Association is an inclusive organisation which brings fun and adventure to many young people but depends on adult support - that means you.

If you would like more information email gls@brechinscoutgroup.org.uk or phone Liz Kidd on 01356 624210.