TO help cope with increasing demand for spaces within all sections of their troop, parents of members of the 1st Charmouth Scout Group are being asked to take on the ‘Four Week Challenge’.
This is a national initiative, launched by Scout HQ, which invites parents and their friends, colleagues relatives to come along to Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer Scout meetings for four weeks to see how things are run, join in delivering parts of the weekly activities and see how much they like it.
Kevin Payne, Group Scout Leader at 1st Charmouth, said: “We are hoping as many parents as possible will grasp this ‘no strings attached’ opportunity to see whether they get the same satisfaction from helping young people have fun and develop skills for life as our current leaders.
“If they enjoy themselves and want to get more involved, then that’s great. But if they think working in the background would be a better option, then that’s fine as well.”
A nationwide survey revealed that nearly half of all Scout section leaders offered to help when they were parents, so 1st Charmouth is hoping this spurs a good number of its parents to volunteer to take up the challenge.