Sheffield Scouts continue community projects after two groups merge

A Sheffield Scout group is looking for new adult volunteers as the resignation of one of their leaders meant that two troops had to be merged.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 9:34 am
Ecclesfield Scouts with the results of their Trick or Eat event in aid of a Sheffield food bank
Ecclesfield Scouts with the results of their Trick or Eat event in aid of a Sheffield food bank

Ecclesfield Scout Group made the merger decision as the only way to continue running and are now seeking more volunteer helpers to carry on with their activities including community projects.

A spokesman for the 25th Sheffield (Ecclesfield) Scout Group said: “Despite the changes that had to be made to the programme, the Scouts have shown a continued commitment to support their local community.

“The Scouts planned a sponsored sleepout without tents for their fundraiser badge which raised £500 for Roundabout – your local youth housing charity, which supports young people 16-25 who are at risk of homelessness throughout South Yorkshire.

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“They also chose not to have a Halloween party this year – instead they took part in Trick or Eat where, instead of trick or treating, the Scouts spent their Halloween evening collecting food for St Saviour’s food bank based in High Green.

“This followed on from planning and running a Time for Tea party for parents and family members earlier in the year which raised £250 for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

“Helping others is always something the Scouts get really passionate about with the list of charities the young people want to support being as long as the list of Scouts.

“The hardest part is deciding which events and charities the group are able to support.

“This is all part of a balanced programme which looks to ensure the Scouts develop skills for life, have fun as well as helping others.

“Other activities this term have included the Scouts learning to read train timetables to plan an independent trip to Leeds and Castleton for their Expedition Challenge, building their own go-carts for the district’s annual soap box derby and learning to cook South American meals on an open fire for the outdoor cooking competition.”

Find out more about the group by emailing [email protected] or go to their website, ecclesfieldscouts.org.uk