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A Scout explains why they are still important

More young people than ever before are wanting to become Scouts and the waiting list now stands at 51,000.

The movement has record numbers of volunteer helpers but according to Chief Scout Bear Grylls, that is still not enough to cope with rising demand.

About 17,000 more volunteers are needed.

Katie Ainscough is a Scout with the 23rd Bromley Scout Group. She explains to BBC Radio 4's Today programme why the Scouts are still important and how there is a lot to be gained from volunteering.

  • 12 Apr
  • From the section UK
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