1st Liverton Scout Group

1st Liverton Scout Group

Abbotskerswell

1st Liverton Scout Group opened its doors to children aged 6 – 10 in September 2009. The Group was started by parents of local children following a request for a new Group by Teignbridge District Scouts due to the large waiting lists at nearby Scout Groups. Within just a few weeks of advertising, the new Group was over subscribed demonstrating the need for a new Group in the area. Currently, we have a Beaver Colony, a Cub pack, a Scout Troop started in 2010 and an Explorer section for the 14-18 year old started in Sept 2013.<br /><br />Liverton is a small hamlet in south Devon which neighbours larger towns such as Ashburton and Bovey Tracey, both too far for children under the age of 14 to visit unaccompanied and themselves with little or no organised or available activities for local children.<br /><br />The children who have joined the Group are from many surrounding hamlets and villages including Liverton itself, Ilsington, Bovey Tracey and Heathfield. These areas are largely made up of small homes including social housing with low income families, many with single incomes. Overall, the area offers few other organised activities for young children and none which provide structured education and guidance for youngsters. Scouting, therefore, is not only beneficial to the children locally, but also to the community as a whole, providing much needed social guidance to children that do not have it provided within community activities and often not within their home lives. <br /><br />

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