Scouts appeal for help from new friends

The boys recently enjoyed a summer camp at Blair Atholl
The boys recently enjoyed a summer camp at Blair Atholl

A local Scout group realised how important volunteers were when it had to close one of its sections because of a lack of adults to help.

The 51st Dennyloanhead Scout Group, which has been providing opportunities for young people in the Dennyloanhead and Banknock area for over 60 years, closed its popular Beaver colony in 2012 because it didn’t have enough helpers.

But, thanks to more people coming forward, the Beavers will re-launch next week, but more help is still needed to ensure more sections don’t have to close their doors.

Scout Leader Euan Rose said: “The good news is the Beaver colony is restarting but we still need more people to volunteer to allow us to provide a range of activities for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in Dennyloanhead.

“We need adult leaders and supporters in all of the sections to ensure

the Scout Group can deliver a wide variety of activities to young people in the area.

“Everyone has something they can offer; you really don’t have to be a wannabe Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting.”

The group restarted after a summer break on Monday. All sections meet on Monday evenings at the Archibald Russell Centre.

For more information or to volunteer, email contact@dlhscouts.org.uk or call Euan on 07867 975408.