Solihull Scout County is celebrating the launch of the 2nd Smith’s Wood scout group, with 22 young people invested at the Thinktank. 12 beaver scouts and 10 cub scouts made their scout promises outside the science museum in Birmingham and then enjoyed a fun filled day inside the Thinktank.
The new group is giving the young people of Smith’s Wood a chance for adventure and new experiences, and has already created a lot of positive feedback in the local community. In an area that lacked a scout group, the new activities for young people have been made possible through the hard work of members of Solihull Scouting, and a generous contribution from the Solihull St Alphege Rotary Club of £200, which helped to provide uniform for the young people.
During this mass investiture, the 22 cubs and beavers made their scout promise and received their group necker which shows that they are members of 2nd Smith’s Wood Scout Group. By making their promise, they are now also members of the worldwide family of scouting.
The Smith’s Wood Group has been in the making for the last two years, and is only possible because of the leaders who volunteer their time willingly to shape the future of the young people and this group is growing in size. However, for any group to grow they will need more adult volunteers. Volunteering for scouts allows you to learn new skills, contribute to the community, looks great on your CV and is lots of fun.