Bingham scout troop could fold if leader is not found

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A scout troop is in danger of folding if it cannot find a leader soon.

The 1st Bingham Scout Group has been growing steadily for several years and is the largest scout group in the Rushcliffe district and one of the 10 largest in Nottinghamshire.

In the last 10 years the number of young people involved in its various sections (Beavers, Cubs,

Scouts and Explorers) has increased from 82 to 166 while the number of adult volunteers running the group has only increased from 16 to 21.

Group Scout Leader John Green said: “We now find ourselves heading towards a major problem. The scout leader in one of our troops will be leaving at Christmas and we are struggling to find anyone to take on the role. We have a solid support team in the troop; we just need someone to take charge. We started looking in August, but after three months have had no success. Time is running out. 
“If we fail to find someone to take on the role the troop will have to close in January. This would immediately impact on the 24 Scouts in the troop who would no longer be able to attend. It would also begin to effect the cubs as half of those looking to move up to scouts would have nowhere to go. Our next step is a parents meeting on

November 20 to try and find a way forward.”

The meeting will be held for all interested parties tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm at Wykeham House to answer questions and to try and find a solution.