Cambridgeshire Scouts welcomed new members to the scouting adventure, thanks to the opening of the brand new 2nd Cambridge Scout Group.

Earlier this year 3 taster sessions were held, at the Queen Emma School, so that boys and girls could take part in various scouting activities – and potential volunteers could come along and find out more.

The County Growth and Development team worked closely with members of the local community to turn the initial interest into reality, and the 2nd Cambridge has now officially been opened as a direct result

Family and friends gathered to celebrate as they watched a further 5 Beaver Scouts (aged 6 to 8), 11 new Cub Scouts (aged 8 to 10 ½) and 2 Leaders make their formal scouting Promise. The celebrations included some “stomp rockets”, and cake of course!

The excited boys and girls are looking forward to the fun ahead, and can’t wait for the moment when they can enjoy their first scouting nights away.

Zahyr Caan, Group Scout Leader, 2nd Cambridge Scout Group – “ I was really proud to help the Scout Group achieve this huge milestone, and we are already looking forward to being able to open a Scout Troop (for young people aged 10 ½ to 14) in the future. We’d love to hear from more adult volunteers in the local community who would like to help us take the Group forward so we can offer even more amazing activities.”

Chris Ward, County Commissioner – “ Scouts is a great way of bringing local communities together so we are delighted to be able to bring scouting to another part of Cambridge, with another new venue.”

Scouts welcomes everyone, and every week across Cambridgeshire already gives over 6,600 people aged 6-25 the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life. There are over 1,200 missing out on the adventure so additional volunteers would be welcomed.

To contact the 2nd Cambridge Scout Group direct e-mail zahyr.caan@2ndcambridgescouts.org.uk, for opportunities elsewhere simply Get in Touch