Fancy looking after the gold? This is an opportunity for someone who’d prefer not to get involved with the weekly meetings to make a real contribution to the running of the group. The systems are all in place, accounts have been filed for the last year and everything is in order, we (ie the kids) just need someone to keep it in order. Basic numeracy and an attention to detail are all that is required. Please let us know if you can help.
I’ve only recently learnt of the history of scouting. Most know the story of Baden-Powell a national hero after the siege of Mafeking who was persuaded to rewrite his scouting manual for a younger audience. I hadn’t realised what came next. “Scouting for boys” was published in fortnightly instalments, much like a comic, and was enormously successful. Groups of boys organised themselves into troops, and only later started recruiting adults to help them pursue the game of scouting. Baden-Powell hadn’t any intention of founding an organisation, hoping his book would be picked up by existing organisations, but soon realised that the adults being recruited required training. Thus was born the scout association. In 100 years very little has changed, the organisation still exists to support adults to enable young people to pursue the aims of scouting.