Group Membership increases by 30%
4th February 2010
Group Membership has increased by 29% in 2009 said Bruce MucKelt, Group Scout Leader after completing the Group Annual Census for the Scout Association.
This is the largest increase we have had for 4 years and is testament to the excellent programmes being run in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Guides & Explorers.
Eynsford & Farningham are the 4th largest out of the 10 Groups in Swanley District The national average growth for the year is 15%
Each section has shown double digit growth, Beavers 29%, Cubs 41%, and Scouts 25%.
Explorers (not included in the above total figure as they are a District Section) showed a 66% increase.
If we include the Rainbows, Brownies & Guides, who have also shown growth of 7% year on year, we have 118 young people receiving quality Scouting & Guiding each week in the villages of Eynsford & Farningham.
Swanley Scouts District Commissioner Steve Pursey commented "This a great achievement for 1st Eynsford & Farningham Scout Group and they should be proud of themselves"