Volunteers needed to boost Sidmouth scouts

John Keast, Sidmouth's new group leader, is joined by Haidee Mason - parent helper and Donna Womersl

John Keast, Sidmouth's new group leader, is joined by Haidee Mason - parent helper and Donna Womersley-Westlake, a trainee leader, with the group's new beaver colony. Picture: GARETH EDWARD-HUGHES - Credit: Archant

Securing new adult volunteers to allow Sidmouth’s strong scouting community to continue to grow is among the aims of its new group leader.

John Keast has taken up the post at 1st Sid Vale Scout Group wants to encourage helpers to come forward to support them behind the scenes.

The executive committee are looking for volunteers who would be able to take on a mix of roles from taking minutes at meetings, organising trips and knowledge of social media.

Helpers are also encouraged to join the scout’s working party which meet on Wednesdays to make sure the centre and equipment in good shape.

John said: “Scouting in Sidmouth is really strong, we have 150 youngsters of different age groups.


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“My primary responsibility is to support the leaders. I think there is a massive amount of back office work which is where the extra support can come in to support all of this.”

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