Lisburn and District Scouts are seeking adults to help with the adventure of Scouting, in various leadership roles.
LISBURN and District Scouts are seeking adults to help with the adventure of Scouting by taking on various leadership roles within the movement locally to help cope with the growing numbers of young people who are joining the organisation.
Noel Irwin, the District Commissioner for Lisburn, commented: "Youth membership within our District has grown from strength to strength over the last number of years, all down to the quality of leaders involved, their time, commitment, energy and enthusiasm. However, the huge expansion in our youth membership has not been matched by that in adults.
" In an open invitation through local churches, businesses, linked organisations and the public, Noel said:
"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 and here within Lisburn and District is a growing Movement evidenced by the growth in our numbers over the last number of years. But we now need is to recruit more adults to help manage this growth."
Noel advises applicants that no previous Scouting experience is needed - simply buckets of energy, enthusiasm and an appetite for fun and adventure.
Scouting promotes the development of young people aged 4 to 25 in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. The Movement takes young people from all backgrounds, faiths and creeds and through a structured programme of games, learning activities and adventures, trying to enable each young person to grow.
"Scouting offers bridges to a world of social involvement and inclusion through education and activity. It teaches us the basic values of respect for others and ourselves, so vital in the world we live in today", said Noel.
Any interested adults can contact Noel at either 0845 0943251 or firstname.lastname@example.org