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Just what the Doctor ordered

13 March 2014

69thdoctorAs a full time GP looking after patients in BANES and neighboring South Gloucestershire, Dr Jonathan Hayes is a busy man. But when his local Cubs were looking to expand their leadership team, he decided that he couldn’t just stand by and watch. “My son Edward was just moving up to the Scout Group, but he had enjoyed himself so much in Cubs and learnt so many useful skills I thought I could help”. Jonathan realised that he didn’t have the time to take on the role on his own, so worked together with other parents and local Leaders to establish a small group of adult Leaders to run the group, with a regular rota of parent helpers in support.

Since Jonathan took over the role in the Cubs, he has had an enjoyable time engaging the cubs in the balanced programme that Scouting offers, from fitness and activity challenges, to creative and community challenges. Jonathan said, “Every one of the Cubs is engaged in developing their own skills and interests and they work as a team to support each other in everything they do.

Jonathan said, “I can honestly say that I haven’t had a moment of regret since taking on this role. Getting outdoors; trying different activities; learning a sense of personal and community responsibility; but, above all, having fun are the fundamental principles of being involved. I would encourage any adult to consider volunteering. Try it. I promise you will enjoy it.”

The 69th Weston Scouts now have further opportunities for adults to join the Scouting adventure and are currently looking to expand the Scout Troop leadership team who lead the 10 1/2 to 14 year olds.

No previous experience is needed as full training is provided and there is no upper age limit. Scouting is open to everyone! Contact us here to find out more!