Scouts in Horncastle, Woodhall Spa and Bardney have played their part in a record-breaking success
The Sleaford Scout District, which covers over 200 square miles of rural Lincolnshire, is celebrating after seeing its youth membership grow by over 10% in the last 12 months.
Membership across the 12 groups is nearly 1,000 - a record figure.
District officials say the growth is down to scouting providing fun, excitement and adventure - including visits to an RAF fire section, attending a World Jamboree in Japan or even handling a boa constrictor.
The district is keen for new adult volunteers to come forward so they can add even more members.
Ian Kingdom, District Commissioner, said: “Scouting is more popular than ever. However, our biggest failing is our success - we currently have over 40 young people on waiting lists - desperate to scout, but we don’t have space. One extra adult means eight more cubs could be part of our adventure.”
Adam Jacklin, Deputy District Commissioner, explained: “We are working to reduce waiting lists by opening new sections. Last year, we opened a group in Bardney, which is now providing everyday adventure to 37 young people. However, this is dependent on recruiting more adult volunteers.”