Hartlepool Scouts celebrate their 90th anniversary

Young scouts enjoy visit to see fire engine this year.
Young scouts enjoy visit to see fire engine this year.
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A Hartlepool scout group is celebrating 90 years of helping town youngsters to become good citizens.

The 18th Hartlepool St Paul’s Scout Group is holding a special church service tomorrow night for anyone who has been involved, past and present.

Thousands of young boys have passed through the group since it first formed back in 1925.

Margaret Elliott, cub scout leader, said: “I think it is a great achievement to have reached 90 years of scouting in St Paul’s.

“It shows that the principles of scouting that Baden Powell introduced in 1907 are still relevant in 2015.”

But the group is currently looking for new adult helpers to ensure it continues to thrive for another 90 years.

Margaret added: “We are looking for adults to help in all three sections - Beavers aged six and seven years old, Cubs aged eight to 10-and-a-half, and Scouts aged up to 14.

“Adults just have to like working with young people. All training will be ongoing.”

Tomorrow’s church service takes place at St Paul’s Church, Grange Road, and starts at 6.30pm.

Anybody who has been connected with the group over the years is invited to attend.

People interested in going to the service, or for more details about volunteering, should contact Margaret by email at elliott.m@ntlworld.com