EAGER beavers are flourishing in Cleveleys.
While some clubs for young people struggle for members, the Scouting Association has started a second night for Beaver, Cub and Scout groups in the area to cope with high demand.
The new “Cub Club” has been created for children and teenagers aspiring to be like Chief Scout Bear Grylls.
Dozens more boys and girls have been welcomed to the pack, bringing the area’s total from 88 to 148.
Dom Ashworth, Group Scout Leader, said: “I think people are realising the value of Scouting.
“The children really enjoy the programme we do. We aim to give them independence and teach them life skills.”
Mr Ashworth says that the new groups have been greatly facilitated by the enthusiastic volunteers who run them.
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have the opportunity to learn social and outdoor skills at the weekly groups.
There are also opportunities to go on camping weekends and try outdoor pursuits such as kayaking or scrambling.
Harry Moulding, 12, says he really enjoys going to Scouts with his friends.
He said: “I just love that everyone is friendly with each other and we work as a team to do activities and get badges.”
Mr Ashworth continued: “Our big motto is that it has to be fun – children can learn through fun.”
Cleveleys Beavers group meet at St Andrew’s Church, Rough Lea Road from 6.15pm on Thursdays and Fridays.
Scout groups meet at the same place from 7.45pm on Thursdays and Fridays.
Cub groups meet at Manor Beach primary school from 6.30pm on Thursdays and Fridays. All sessions run for one hour and fifteen minutes, and cost £3.
Cleveleys Guides Association is also set to open a senior section. For more details, contact (01253) 770787