Scout pack facing closure due to lack of leaders

Scout Leader Kim Brompton pictured with the group of Beavers at Golden Acre Park, Leeds, as an earlier activity.
Scout Leader Kim Brompton pictured with the group of Beavers at Golden Acre Park, Leeds, as an earlier activity.
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AN HISTORIC scout pack is facing closure due to a lack of leaders.

The Adel Methodist Scout group, now in it’s 59th year, is facing certain closure if volunteers can’t be found to help head up the pack.

Scouting stalwart and group leader, Kim Brompton, 65, first joined Adel Methodist Church scouts in 1955 when he was just eight-years-old. Now he is group leader. He said: “It is a wonderful venture to be involved in.

“The group could be at risk of closure if new leaders are not found. We simply need more help. I’m not ready to leave yet but need more people to get involved.

“We find that parents are busy now, many work and are running all over for sporting sessions and have no free time.”

Mr Brompton added: “We are really struggling to find new leaders. So if anyone can help, please get in touch.

“We have a group camp planned for July for Beavers and Cubs only because at the moment, the scouts will not be going.”

Scout leaders are needed for the 10-14 year group who need an outdoor type to help them do what that age group does best. It will mean a few hours each week and being able to attend camping trips and other events.

TV presenter Bear Grylls is Scouting’s Chief Scout and is backing the appeal for leaders. “One of my missions is to encourage people across the UK who have the time, enthusiasm and ability to put something back into their communities,” he said.

Kim, who received the prestigious Queen’s Scout Award as a teen, said: “People with an outdoor and practical outlook who can give up a couple of hours a week are needed.”

Volunteers will get training and will have a DBS security check. For more details contact adelscouts@btinternet.com.

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