New Scout group launched in Hitchin

LEFT TO RIGHT: Pippa Lally (DC Hitchin Scouts), Luke, Sam, Edward, Dino, Geraint Edwards (Headteache

LEFT TO RIGHT: Pippa Lally (DC Hitchin Scouts), Luke, Sam, Edward, Dino, Geraint Edwards (Headteacher Priory School) - Credit: Archant

With the largest ever number of Scouts in Hertfordshire recorded this year, the 6th Hitchin Scout Group officially opened its doors this week to help with the growing demand for Scouting in Hitchin.

The 6th Hitchin Scout Group, formed to help meet growing demand in the town, will meet at The Priory School every Tuesday during term time.

The new members have helped contribute to the highest numbers of scouts in the county to ever be recorded – currently just short of 17,000.

The 6th Hitchin Scout Group will start by offering young people aged eight to 10 an opportunity to join the cub pack, but there are plans to open up a beaver colony and a scout troop which will start as soon as enough volunteers have been found.

Members will have the chance to try outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and water-based sports.

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The new group has been backed by The Priory School’s headteacher Geraint Edwards, who has offered them general support and use of the school’s facilities.

Mr Edwards said: “The ethos that scouting provides young people complements The Priory School’s vision of physical, emotional and academic progress for all. As a community school, we want to be pro-active in supporting the young people of Hitchin to experience a wider range of opportunities which scouting provides.”

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