Figures have revealed that children and adults involved in Scouts within the Marlow District have increased over the last year.

The region, which consists of Bourne End, Danesfield, Flackwell Heath, Marlow and Wooburn Green, saw more than 760 people take part in Scouts related activities during the previous 12 months.

The Scout section, which is made up of boys and girls between the ages of 10-13, has seen a rise in involvement of over 11 per cent.

This means over 200 children in the Marlow District are in Scouts, whilst more than 200 adults have volunteered since last year.  

When joining Scouts, children are taught skills such as climbing, hiking, zorbing, crafting, cooking and first aid to name just a few.

Scouts can also partake in activities which could see them travel the world.  

Scout, Lewis Reeve said: “I enjoy being involved in Scouts as we do so many different activities like learning to work as a team, problem solving, hiking in the mud and camping.

“I’ve also learnt about the environment and how to cook a meal.

“I’ve also had the opportunity to hold reptiles and to climb a tower, both of which gave me lots of confidence.”

Scouts was launched in 1907 to help young people with their physical, mental and spiritual development, whilst also helping children learn valuable life skills when experiencing the outdoors.

Adult volunteer Nigel Taylor told the Bucks Free Press: “As a volunteer I’ve done activities lots of people can only dream of, such as attending a World Scout Jamboree with 30,000 people from over 150 countries.

“But the greatest pleasure has to be seeing young people enjoying such a wide range of activities.

“I vividly remember a Cub Scout growing in confidence as he scaled a climbing net.

“With the first two attempts, two of us escorted him up and down, but he then spent half an hour on it himself and you could see his confidence grow every time he came off it.”

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