51,000 children on waiting list for Scouts

By Emily Jamison

Over 51,000 children are on the waiting list to become Scouts, Beavers, Cubs or Explorers according to The Scout Association.

The organisation said that despite record numbers of adult volunteers, many had limited amounts of time.

Almost half a million children across the UK are a part of the Scouts organisation.

The Association said that 17,000 volunteers were needed to handle the shortfall of leaders.

Although 154,000 adults can currently volunteer the organisation said that people were committing less time to volunteering than in previous years.

The organisation has made it easier for people with limited time to volunteer in a range of different positions such as administration and trustee positions.

 

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