That’s the call coming from Bingham Scouts, who’ve announced that they are looking for new Leaders. Their popular Scout Troop and Cub Packs are both looking to expand their leadership base to help grow the number of sections they can run. But first and foremost, they stressed the rewarding nature that being a leader can bring.
“The range of things that you get to do is really great” said Kathryn Russell, Scout Leader of the 1st Bingham (Orion) Scouts. “We get to have a go at everything the young people are doing, so when we’re off rock climbing, sailing or trying our hand at a new skill, we’re right there with them”. Kathryn, who’s been a Scout leader for 8 years, started when her own children reached Scouting age but has stayed on long after they’ve moved up to the next age group (Explorers). She went on to say “Scouting is an open and inclusive organisation, and we welcome anyone from any walk of life. It’s really inspiring to see kids coming together from different backgrounds, schools, and beliefs, and working together. When one of them is struggling the others will always support them. To see them grow and flourish is just great.”
It doesn’t have to take all your time up as well. “Groups meet once a week and I’ll spend time planning our next session or booking our next guest or activity, but it fits around my full-time job and family life” said Robert West, Cub Leader who are also looking for new leaders. “It’s so much fun as each week is different and we try to be outside as much as we can. I absolutely love the camping trips, and seeing kids do what they never thought they’d be able to achieve”.
No prior experience is needed with all training and guidance provided. Arrangements can be put in place if you have an age-appropriate child of your own who also wants to join.
Anyone interested in discussing this further is asked to call the Group Scout Leader John Green on 07890 403 448 or [email protected]. Further information can be found at www.1stBinghamScouts.org.uk.