Scout numbers rise dramatically in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Scout numbers rise dramatically in Leamington

A SCOUT group in Leamington has seen its numbers rise by over 70 per cent.

The 1st Sydenham Scout Group re-opened in January last year after being forced to close as a result of the pandemic.

And since reopening its doors, its membership has grown by more than 70 per cent.

The group offers opportunities to boys and girls aged six to 14. Activities include camping, hiking, and cooking outdoors.

Calvin, one of the Scouts in the group, said, “I think Scouts are wicked. Camping is the best bit.”

Other activities the Scouts have enjoyed include war hammer themed evenings, a chip shop hike, a visit to the fire station and a visit from the police.

During their time with Scouts the young people will develop skills. These include teamwork, problem solving, leadership, self-confidence, social skills, and responsibility.

In a recent survey, 88 per cent of Scouts said they tried activities in Scouts that they had never tried before.

The group also has a family camp planned for July which is open to parents, brothers, and sisters. Camps are great opportunities for everyone to have some fun and experience some of the activities the group do.

Josh, one of the volunteers, said: “I have really enjoyed gaining experience in leadership skills and learning about all of the activities and experiences that Scouting has led me to.”

For more information about the 1st Sydenham Scout Group contact John Godbert at [email protected]

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