Scouts membership in St Albans increased by more than six per cent

Scout members at Phasels Wood campsite near Kings Langley enjoying a County Event

Scout members at Phasels Wood campsite near Kings Langley enjoying a County Event - Credit: Archant

The number of scouts has grown by more than six per cent this year as more children are getting involved with the survival youth group.

According to the Scout Association the amount of members in St Albans has increased with there now being more than 2,200 boys, girls and adult volunteers. Scouts in Harpenden and Wheathampstead has also raised by 6.4 per cent as more young people are getting involved with clubs such as Beavers and Cubs.

The clubs offer young people the opportunity to experience the outdoors and interact with others through taking part in expeditions and different team activities.

Liz Walker, lead volunteer for Hertfordshire Scouts said: “Scouting provides a wide range of activities for young people and these range from abseiling to zorbing craft to trampolining and caving to leadership.

“People will also be able to develop everyday skills that will help them in life, such as team working, planning and leadership.”

Cub Scouts from St Albans are currently involved with activities to celebrate 100 years of cubs and young people across the clubs are involved in a project called A Million Hands. They will be looking at dementia, disability, mental wellbeing or water aid to build relationships with the community.

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