Burnham-On-Sea Scouts have welcomed some extra help as they work on their Mechanics badge.
Chris and Elliott from local garage CJK Vehicle Repairs in Highbridge have volunteered at each Scout meeting over the course of four weeks to teach the Mechanic badge to a small group of Burnham Scouts.
To gain the badge, the Scouts were taught about the importance of maintaining vehicles properly and using the correct materials to do so.
They were expected to carry out a variety of tasks after brief demonstrations and ended the session with a test paper to ensure they had fully understood the evening. Happily for the Scouts and trainers alike, there was a 100% pass rate!
Jacob Beard from Burnham-On-Sea Scouts expressed how grateful the leaders were for the extra volunteers. “Chris and Elliott were able to teach the Scouts lifeskills and a badge that the Scout Group wouldn’t have been able to provide otherwise without outside assistance.
Burnham on Sea Scout Group are always looking for adult volunteers that may be able to help on a weekly, monthly or annual basis at any of their Beaver, Cub or Scout meetings.
If you have a skill you would like to teach to young people there is every possibility it could help towards some badge work and maybe spark a life-long interest for the subject in some of the young people.
There are all kinds of badges the young people can work towards and without the help of volunteers some of them are out of our reach as they need specialised or detailed knowledge that the leaders do not possess.
However, people with specialised skills are not the only help we are looking for and we would love to hear from anyone in our local community that would be interested in helping us out at any of our meetings either on a regular or one-off basis. Visit the website at www.burnhamonseascouts.org.uk and fill out the contact us form to find out more.