The second Amersham on the Hill Scout Group are looking for more volunteers as they continue to grow in the area.

Based in their brand-new building on Rectory Hill, the group currently has 220 children (boys and girls aged between six and 17),  whilst having over 100 youngsters on their ‘want to join’ list.

Lead volunteer for the group, Nardine Blue said: “We could open a new Beaver Colony (boys and girls aged six to eight) tomorrow if we had the volunteers to run it.

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“Adults can be flexible in the time they give and whether it’s every other week or one week in three we would be able to find a role for you.

“We’ll provide you with the opportunity to do some training and see how the other two Colonies in the Group function. We can guarantee that you will enjoy working with the children and providing them with ‘skills for life.”

Adult volunteer, Tim Sleet, added: “Being a volunteer is great fun and very rewarding.

“When you see a Beaver Scout persevere and reach the top of the climbing wall and then see the smile on their face, it gives you enormous pleasure.

“I’ve seen very quiet and shy children join at six years old and they have developed into confident young adults after going through Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.

Beaver Scout, Beth Moir, aged six said: “I joined in April and I really enjoy it.

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“I’ve got lots of badges and my favourite one is the Air Ambulance badge.

“To get the badge I had to do several things including making a model and raise money by being involved in a sponsored silence.”

For further information about the group, please visit