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Knowle West Scout Group looking for leaders

Knowle West Scout Group is looking for more leaders – so it can continue to run at Filwood Community Centre.

The group is also looking to attract more young people aged ten and a half to 14 to join and take part in a packed programme of activities – which help build “confidence, resilience and a sense of adventure”.

Hannah Cox from the Scouts says: “…To be a leader you don’t need a background in Scouting or experience working with young people, the most important thing is enthusiasm.

“We provide a training programme  … and complete things like DBS checks with new leaders so they are ready to create a really exciting programme for the Scouts.

“In terms of time commitments  – this varies from being the Scout Leader, which would be running the programme every week, to occasional helper which would mean you’d only help out every once in a while, perhaps on a parent rota. So there really is something to suit everyone! “

Nathan (11) who attends the group says: “I like going because you can make friends, try new things and it’s really fun.”

For more information on leading a Scout Group visit

Knowle West Scout Group meets Thursdays 7-8.30pm in the main hall at Filwood Community Centre.

If anyone is interested in joining or helping out contact Hannah Cox on 0796 618 6384 or email

Photo: Scout group at Knowle West Fest: Matty (11) and Dorota Madelana with leader Trisha O’Brien.