Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Success of The Scouts

A year ago I wrote on the blog about Rugby Scout's St George's Day Service. On Sunday I was again a guest at the Parish Church and once again marvelled at the good work the Scouts do with young people. This year I also learnt that in the past 12 months numbers involved in Scouting in Rugby have increased by 10% and in The Time the other day, there was an article about an increase of about 3% over the country as a whole. This is a tremendous credit to all of the volunteers who give freely of their time to provide our youngsters with a range of new experiences and an organisation to belong to and provide a sense of purpose. The wider community owes them a debt of gratitude.