Scout leaders needed in Lisburn and district

Tuesday July 19th 2011

Lisburn and District Scouts are looking to recruit adults to take on the role of leaders or helpers within the movement.


District Commissioner Noel Irwin said the Scouts were seeking the help and support of all local churches, businesses, schools and other linked organisations to help achieve this.


Mr Irwin said: “Our District has grown from strength to strength over the last number of years and this strength is down to the quality of leaders involved, their time, commitment, energy and enthusiasm. However, the expansion in our youth membership has not been matched by an expansion in our adult membership.”


Mr Irwin said that any suggestion that Scouting groups are closing down due to a lack of young people wanting to become members was a myth.


“Nothing could be further from the truth,” he said. “Scouting in the UK including Lisburn and District is a growing movement evidenced by the growth in our numbers over the last number of years – we now have over 1,000 kids in 16 groups spread across the Lisburn and District area. But we need to recruit a greater number of adults to manage this growth.


Mr Irwin said no previous Scouting experience is needed – just energy and enthusiasm and a healthy interest in children.


The purpose of Scouting is to promote the development of young people aged six to 25 in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials. The movement takes young people from all backgrounds, faiths and creeds and in using a structured programme of games and learning activities and adventures, tries to enable each young person to grow. Scouting offers bridges to a world of social involvement and inclusion through education and activity teaching respect for others in addition to self respect.


Any interested adults can contact Mr Irwin at 028 3888 1617 / 0772 5325992 or email him at





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