Scout group hit by leader departures

Published on: 28 Oct 2016

Scout Group

A GUIDE and Scout group in Bromley Heath is suffering from a shortage of leaders after several moved out of the area this summer.

Bromley Heath Scouts and Guides meets at its own head-quarters in Quakers Road and offers both Guiding (Rainbows, Brownies and Guides) and Scouting (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) opportunities for children in the area.

The groups are proving so popular there is even waiting lists for most of the sections.

However there are now not enough leaders to ensure adult/child ratios are met.

Scouter-in-charge Sally Green said: "Sadly during the summer months several leaders have moved out of the area, creating an adult leader shortfall. All sections have strict guidelines on adult/child ratios which have to be maintained so that no child or leader is in a vulnerable position.

"If any Downend Voice readers feel this is something they would like to be involved with, particularly in the older age groups aged 10 to 14, we would like to hear from you. 

"Ideally we would like volunteers to be prepared to undergo the training, which is a requirement of Scouting and Guiding.

"Apart from children learning a variety of skills outside of school work, it is very rewarding for the adults who help them, but this can only be achieved with sufficient leaders in all of the sections."

If you would like to know more about leadership in Guiding please contact Wendy Nicholls on 0117 956 6232 or for Scouting, Sally Green on 0117 956 2478.

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