THE NUMBER of youngsters taking part in Scouting in Ellesmere Port & Neston district has risen yet again.
The census figures for 2011 have just been released and Ellesmere Port & Neston has recorded an increase of 2.1% from 2010 – up to a total membership of 591.
District commissioner, Sue Goddard, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and reflects the increasing popularity of Scouting nationally.
“Our appeal is based on offering adventurous activity to young people and allowing them to grow and learn while having fun at the same time.”
In 2011 Ellesmere Port & Neston district grew by 12 members, the majority being young people.
Sue added: “While celebrating the increase in overall numbers it must be noted that we only added a further three adult leaders, and if we can recruit more then we will be able to run even more activities.”
County commissioner, Graham Phillips, said: “It has been another year of growth for Scouting in Cheshire and I’m delighted with the contribution that Ellesmere Port & Neston district has made.”