ACCORDING to the latest annual membership Worcestershire Scouts has attracted more youth members and more adult leaders during another fantastic year of growth.
It reflects trends nationwide with 70 per cent of volunteers saying it gave them satisfaction and 66 per cent saying it improved their self-esteem.
A total 42 per cent said it reduced feelings of loneliness and 33 per cent added it helped with stress.
Lead volunteer for the Bromsgrove and Droitwich Scouts Peter Dodman said “As a leading youth charity, we’re acutely aware of the importance of all the volunteers in Worcestershire”
“With known benefits to workers productivity, confidence and the extra skills they are gaining- being more flexible clearly benefits employers as well as their staff.”
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said “I am so proud The Scout Association UK continues to see so many young people and adult volunteers signing up to not only have fun, experience adventures but also learn skills for life.”
Explorer Scout Leader and mental health nurse Jay Thompson said “I love seeing how the Explorer Scouts I work with have developed over the time I have been with them, as have I.”
For more information about scouting locally, email Val Leddington email@example.com or call her on 01527 837060.