This April Potters Bar and District Scouts ran their first Easter Badge hunt. The community event was a great success attracting nearly 200 participants and raising over £500 for the Scouts International fund as well as funds for 3 local Schools and other Scout groups.

Michele Pendrell-Smith, one of the main leaders involved in the planning and running of the event said:

“we are so pleased so many people have taken part as we believed this to be a truly great activity, not just for the participants but also for the local businesses who hosted the badges for two weeks. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who contributed to making the event so successful, from donating a prize, to hosting a badge or taking part in the badge hunt.”

We would also like to give a shout out to Sainsbury’s, Bryans Homecentre, Methi, Wyllyotts, Eurocoin, Comcen, Revive who also donated prizes. Without the kindness of these businesses we wouldn’t have had such amazing prizes to add to our already exciting collection.

Potters Bar and District Scouts encompasses 8 groups and offers weekly meetings, camps and adventurous activities for young people (both boys and girls) between the ages of 6-25 years across 5 sections (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network).

The district is run entirely by volunteers, is constantly expanding and evolving and has been a victim of its own success and currently has a waiting list of young people eager to join the adventure. Volunteers not only make a huge difference to the lives of young people but also gain a sense of purpose and belonging. Additionally they are provided with key employability skills such as teamwork, leadership, self-confidence, social skills, responsibility and demonstrating commitment.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and enabling more young people to get involved in scouting please contact prpbscouts@gmail.com. If you or your child is interested in joining the scout movement take a look at our Join page.

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