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Wrexham Scout Group Faces Closure Unless New Volunteers Step Forward

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Saturday, Jan 14th, 2012.

Beaver Scouts Kian Razavi, Cameron Rammage and Eleri Davies with their Bronze Chief Scouts Awards signed by Bear Grylls

A popular Wrexham Scout Group is in danger of closure unless a new set of adult volunteers step forward to run it.

The 4th Wrexham Beaver Scout Colony for 6 and 7 year olds which meets in Garden Village topped off 2011 with three fantastic awards of the Bronze Chief Scout’s Award to Kian Razavi, Cameron Rammage and Eleri Davies, the highest that can be gained in Beaver Scouts.

However, there is a real danger that these will be the last awards given unless a group of volunteers can be found to help out, with the current team set to leave due to family commitments.

Avril Green, the current Beaver Scout Leader praised the youngsters who recently earned their bronze award: “These three have worked very hard over the last two years for this Bronze award” she said.

“Kian will be very pleased as he is moving up to the cub section as will Cameron and Eleri, next Easter, where they will start working towards their silver award.

She added: “It will be a shame if we can’t find someone to carry on our work.”

This group caters to both girls and boys and is based at St Margaret’s community rooms in Garden Village and meets on a Friday evening from 5 to 6pm.

There is lots of support and training on hand for anyone that volunteers, and there would be a phased hand over so that the new leaders aren’t thrown in at the deep end.

Sharon Davies, who is the Group Scout Leader of 4th Wrexham, said: “We’re looking for a team of adults to take over, the more the merrier as then we can be more flexible with the time people volunteer.

“Whoever steps forward will get lots back in return – seeing the young people achieve things that they wouldn’t be able to otherwise gives you lots of enjoyment. If you would like to join in with the fun and adventure, Scouting is for you!”

If anyone is interested in taking over the group they should contact Mark Winson on 01286 669642.

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