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Popularity of scouting leads to volunteer shortage

More adult volunteers are needed for the 35,000 young people currently waiting to join the scouting movement, which already has well over half a million members.

Tim Kidd, the Scouts Commissioner for England, told the BBC that volunteers "can be trained and do not need special skills".

The Duchess of Cambridge is a trained volunteer and helps out at a scout group close to her home in North Wales.

The BBC's Graham Satchell spoke to some scouts and volunteers.

  • 01 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK
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