Scout group saved

PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 October 2010 | UPDATED: 09:06 19 October 2010

1st Cheddar Scout group could close if a new leader isn't found

1st Cheddar Scout group could close if a new leader isn't found

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Scout group saved

A SCOUT group has been saved from closing after an open day attracted enough adult volunteers to keep it going.

As reported in last week’s Mercury, the 1st Cheddar Scout Group had not been open since July due to a lack of adult leaders.

If none had been found the 10 to 14 year-olds who form the group would have had to go elsewhere, but after holding a volunteer open day on Thursday night two new volunteers have now joined.

The new volunteers will take over as beaver leaders, while the cub and beaver leaders who had been temporarily looking after the scouts will now take over on a permanent basis.

County development officer Richard Shepherd said: “Scouts love a challenge, and the enthusiasm shown in Cheddar has been amazing.

“Any adult can join scouting, whether they have a few days spare, or just an hour a month, their help working with young people and behind the scenes is invaluable.”

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