Lisburn and District Scouts is the largest and fastest growing Youth Movement for boys and girls in the Lisburn City area. The last couple of years alone, the movement has grown by just under five per cent.
A spokesperson said: “Our success is because we offer young people an exciting programme of activities to help them grow into useful citizens. This is delivered by an energetic, enthusiastic and talented team of adults who have almost as much fun as our young people.
“To continue this, we need to recruit more adults who share in our mission of providing exciting, challenging and fun activities for young people between the ages of four and 18.”
Volunteers will be offered an award winning training and support package and will have fun working with young people across various activities. Members can also develop their current skills and learn new ones.
There are a range of different volunteering opportunities available within Lisburn and District. For example:
• Leaders to work with young people at weekly meetings
• Managers to lead and support teams of adults to deliver Scouting
• Trustees to make sure property and resources are properly administered
• Instructors to run a huge range of adventurous activities
• Media and communications people to promote Scouting and improve communication
The spokesperson added: “One of the biggest myths about Scouting is that Groups are closing down due to a lack of young people wanting to become Members. Nothing could be further from the truth. Scouting in the UK, including Lisburn and District, is a growing movement at all ages but we need to recruit an additional number of adults to manage this growth.
“No previous Scouting experience is needed. Just an appetite for fun and adventure, loads of energy and enthusiasm, and a healthy interest in children.”
‘I wasn’t involved in Scouting until someone asked me and I jumped at the chance. Adventure isn’t just for young people or those of us already wearing neckerchiefs; it’s for everyone. There’s lots of talent among our population. Let’s bring some of that into Scouting. Just ask – that’s all it takes.’ Bear Grylls, Chief Scout