Scouts hold a drive to recruit adult helpers

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KAYAKS, tents and cooking pots could all be seen in Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday.

The equipment was set up as part of a recruitment drive for Bury District Scouts, now celebrating its centenary year, but it was parents and other adults that organisers were most interested in.

“It’s chicken and egg,” explained deputy district commissioner Paul Stafford, “we’d like to take more kids but we need more adults.”

From camping and survival skills to mountaineering and water sports, the Scouts offer a host of activities that requires volunteers with specialist skills as well as people for administrative tasks.

“We can find a role for anybody, whatever they can give we’re grateful for their help,” said Mr Stafford.

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