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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bigger and better than ever before!!

Scouts kayaking at Ebchester
The official Scout census that we complete each year shows that 1st Consett Scout Group is the biggest it has ever been, with 80 members. The previous high was 72 members. But it is not just youth membership that has increased. We now have fourteen regular adult volunteers. When you add in the parent occasional helpers and support volunteers that number goes up to almost thirty, demonstrating that Scouting is not just for the children.
Keith Slater, Group Scout Leader, said "This achievement is even more remarkable when you consider that we are trying to complete the new headquarters and are having to meet in different places. Last year our numbers had dropped to 39. The enthusiasm of the new leaders and helpers has turned that around despite the difficulties".
The group now faces a new problem, as it does not have any more capacity in Cubs or Beavers, and both have long waiting lists. We will shortly be looking at opening a new Beaver or Cub section and would love to hear from any adults who would like to join our winning team.