2nd Ashton Scouts has been struggling over the last few months with the shortage of leaders, adult supporters, young people and money. Alan Fish from Scouts has been supporting them to set up a revamped 2nd Ashton starting this new year. With the help of the Grow your Group project, The Four Week Challenge, in which people can try helping Scouting. With all the leaflets sent out to parents, he has recruited two parents, Stacey Lea Pomfret and Samantha Walker. Stacey now wants to be an Assistant Cub Scout Leader to help the Cub Scout Leader and Samantha is going to be a Beaver Sectional Assistant, to help the Beaver Leaders.
It has given my son so much confidence and he loves coming to Beavers, I felt I wanted to give something back to Scouting so I replied to one of the leaflets to have ago.
To help to pay the rent to West End Methodist Church, Alan Fish also applied for a grant from the John Grant Davis Trust. The Trust provides funding for groups in areas of urban deprivation in Greater Manchester and which are combating poverty and empowering local people in their own community. They awarded 2nd Ashton, as it is in one of the most deprived wards, St Peters, in Tameside £1,000. Alan Fish said
The Grow your Group project and John Grant Davis Trust support has had a large input hopefully to make 2nd Ashton a thriving Scout Group again.