Reader’s letter: Urgent appeal for new leaders as beavers and cubs face possible closure

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Sir,- 29th South West Leeds Scout Group is urgently appealing for adults to lead the Beaver and Cub sections of our group. We are a small, friendly team of experienced leaders, but need more adults.

You need to be willing and enthusiastic to work with children.

Beavers are six to eight years old and cubs are eight to ten-and-a-half years. For leaders there is minimum age of 18 years, but no upper age limit.

There will be some initial training modules on safety and safeguarding to complete and a DBS check will be necessary. There will be further modules of training to complete over the following three years.

The sections meet each Thursday at Fairfield Community Centre from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and 6.30pm to 8pm.

You would need to be able to organise and manage the weekly meetings, buy resources from group budgets, keep badge records and keep parents informed of activities. There will be plenty of support provided from experiences leaders.

If you have a few hours a week to spare and think you would be interested in volunteering to lead one of the sections, please contact the group scout leader, Michael, on 07421 309494 or the acting chair, Heather, on 07920 101860 for further information.

We are likely to have to close the two sections in September if we don’t get more adults, so please don’t be shy.

  • Michael & Heather


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