Appeal for volunteers to help Bury St Edmunds scout group

Charlotte Humphrey, Lois Kerr and Valentina Creffield with their construction challenge work ANL-150303-145429001
Charlotte Humphrey, Lois Kerr and Valentina Creffield with their construction challenge work ANL-150303-145429001
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A cub scout leader is appealing for volunteers to help run a ‘thriving’ Bury St Edmunds group to prepare youngsters for the wider world.

Angela Humphrey, of the 6th Bury Scouts, is looking for a potential leader to help her as she is currently receiving support from another group leader and the district cub scout commissioner.

The cubs require a minimum of two leaders and she also hopes enough volunteers come forward to relaunch the group’s Beavers, which stopped meeting last July due to a leadership shortage.

She said: “There are a variety of roles if people want to come as an occasional helper of if there is anyone that would like to become a leader.

“It’s been a thriving group but we just haven’t had the leaders for cubs and beavers.

“If someone would like to get involved with the youngsters to preapre them for the world out there - there are lots of outdoor activities that we do.

“It’s lovely to see the children flourish and grow.”

Mrs Humphrey has been involved with scouting for about 17 years - three with 6th Bury - and enjoys ‘seeing the children’ achieve something.

The cubs recently won the district level of a construction challenge competition to design a space station and rover from recycled materials such as cardboard boxes and paper tubes. They will now represent the district at county level. She said: “When they won the construction challenge, the joy in their faces - they surprised themselves. The feedback they got was really good, they had really done their best and that’s what scouting is all about.”

The cubs meet at the scout hut, in College Lane on a Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm.