LAST week the St Helens Reporter called on readers to help save one of the town’s oldest scout groups from possible extinction... and you definitely delivered!
Scout leaders received calls from five prospective volunteers before the end of last week. And another, from the Clock Face area, came forward over the weekend.
Chris Williams, St Helens Scouts’ district commissioner, was delighted with the response.
She told the Reporter: “Although we had five responses in the first couple of days, none of them were from the Clock Face area - which is where scouting is currently most under threat.
“But then, on Saturday, a lady called who was keen on helping to restart the beaver colony at our 14th group.
“She’s done some work with the guides in the past and is set to start with us as soon as possible. The other five are currently being introduced to groups in their areas across the borough.
“Although the Clock Face Group is the most in need, we’re desperate for more adult volunteers across the whole of St Helens - we’re certainly not going to turn anyone away!”
Anyone interested in getting involved can call Chris Williams on 01744 750702 after 4.30pm or find out more online at: www.sthelensscouts.org.uk