Youth Investment Fund round up! – June

With another 2 open events taking place in June our number of new members in Darlington is rapidly growing. First came 14th Darlington (St Andrews) who opened their doors and put on a fantastic open event. With the weather on our side and a carousel of exciting activities the 30 new young people who turned up had a great time. So much so that we saw 19 of them again the following week – despite the clash of timings with the first England game of the World Cup! Thanks to Tony and the team at 14th Darlington (St Andrews) for their hard work.

We are well under way in opening new provision in Skerne Park. Week 1 saw 120 young people aged between 6-14 giving Scouts a go. By week 3 we still have 90 young people attending. Week 4 will see the session times alter, allowing Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to all meet separately. We have around 10 adults who will be joining the movement to support with the new group. Watch this space to find out the group name……….

Thanks so much to Sandra Bower for your amazing work with this new provision, your time, experience and knowledge has enabled these 90 young people to join the Scout movement and start their own adventures.

If anyone would like get involved in the Youth Investment project, please do get in touch. There is still plenty more exciting adventures to come and more opportunities to create; allowing more young people to experience the joys of Scouting.

Joanne Hennessey

Growth and Development Officer – Durham

Joanne.hennessey@scouts.org.uk

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Youth Investment Fund round up!

The project is really picking up the pace as we head towards the summer break.

Friday 27th April saw us host our first open event as part of the project at 19th Darlington (Corporation Road) Cubs and Scouts. With 19 new young member turning up on the night, as well as the current members, it was fantastic to see so much Scouting taking place. The next week even more young people turned up; good news certainly travels fast.

Next up we have the following open events:

Wednesday 6th June – Skerne Park Academy 5:30 – 7pm – full new group

Monday 11th June   – 14th Darlington (St Andrews) Cubs – 6:30 – 8pm

If anyone would like to support with these events please do not hesitate to get in touch, the more the merrier.

I have been spending time getting out and about delivering assemblies for all of the District open events as well as for the one open event in Sunderland.  Visiting Polam Hall, Reid Street, Corporation Road and St Johns so far, with Skerne Park, St Bede’s, Red Hall and Springfield coming up after half term.  Raising awareness of Darlington District Scouts and our exciting open events. It’s been exciting seeing the response locally to our updated brand and sharing the fantastic images and videos with potential new Scouts.

Joanne Hennessey

Growth and Development Officer  – Durham