The Scout Association has announced that West Lancashire Scouts have increased for the tenth year on the run, their membership now excides 11,000 and female membership has rocketed. The news comes as details of The Scout Association’s annual census are published today.
There has been a 246% increase in West Lancashire’s female Scouts since 2002. This may be due to the exciting and diverse range of activities Scouting offers like water sports, climbing, zorbing and camping.
Scouting is the larges co-educational youth movement in the UK and prides it’s self on giving young people amazing life changing opportunities locally, nationally and globally.
Gemma, 17, Preston thinks that that girls have joining because ‘Scouting offers so many incredible opportunities all it’s young people from national events to international trips like my life changing visit to Nepal last year. Girls love to have an adventure too!”
Adult Volunteer Andrew, 20, Skelmersdale said ‘here in West Lancashire our youth members have increased again and again and we now have over 11,000 members. Female youth members have continuously increased for over 10 years now. We see this as a great indication that we are getting things right with our program, activities and opportunities. West Lancashire prides it’s self in providing international opportunities to young people giving Lancashire’s youth a chance to see different cultures and ways of life from across the globe.’
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said It is so great to see Scout numbers rising in Lancashire and a big reason for this is the number of teenagers joining the adventure. More and more young people are realising that Scouting offers them so much – whether its the opportunity to go on a big international adventure or the chance to learn and hone vital life skills.
Scouting is all about offering young people amazing life-changing opportunities. If you would like to volunteer your time or would like your child to join visit www.scout.org.uk/join