Made up of a mixture of fresh faces from our waiting list, and some existing Scouts moving nights, the new troop got off to an exciting start: getting to know one another, playing games, and learning about the fundamentals of Scouting in a fun way.

The troop name is “Enigma“. With our existing Wednesday night Scouts being, “Wibbles” and Friday night Scouts, “Viernes“.

Our Scout Group is committed in providing young people of Penistone with an exciting, safe and fun environment within which they can develop, experience new things and gain fantastic life skills. We know that Scouting plays an extremely important role in so many young people’s lives. The launch of our third troop is part of a wider group expansion plan; the main driver being to get as many people as possible off of our extensive waiting list, and into sections as members.

We have 230 on a waiting list and 150 eligible to join now.

First, and foremost, to achieve our ambitious growth plans, we need to extend the Scout Hut. This is no simple task; to do so we need the help of architects, builders, and fundraisers, to name but a few. With a larger premises, we can accommodate even more sections; hosting different meetings in separate areas of the building. In addition, within a building expansion, we can plan to incorporate more facilities: maybe indoor archery or climbing, meeting rooms, and sleeping accommodation for events…

Secondly, we will need more people to help lead, support and manage the new sections. If you are able to help out, even for a few hours a month, we’d love to hear from you. There’s no minimum commitment required, and we’ve a variety of ways in which assistance is gratefully received, be it directly with the kids at meetings or events, or with some of the back office efforts.

If you are able to assist, please complete the below form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Thank you!