Appeal for new leaders of 103-year-old cubs group

ONE of Huntingdonshire’s oldest scout groups is in danger of folding after both its leaders have said they will be stepping down.

Fourteen youngsters, aged eight to 11, currently attend the first Hunts and Hartford Cubs, which meets every Tuesday from 6.30pm until 8pm at the MS Therapy Centre in Huntingdon.

But from next month, there will be no-one to lead the group as Marion Parry and Janet Woodley are both retiring because of personal reasons.

An urgent appeal has been launched for two people to take over the roles. The group was first formed in 1908 and is thought to be one of the oldest in the area.

Mrs Parry, who has been running the group with Mrs Woodley for three years, said their replacements needed no qualifications, but would need to be fun-loving.

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“It needs to be somebody who enjoys doing a whole range of things, from making Christmas cards and Easter cards to going out in Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

“They need to have a lot of enthusiasm. We have been to the Raptor Centre for a trip, we have done navigating by the stars, and for their sports badge they did jumping and a 100 metre dash. We have done all sorts.”

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INFORMATION: All leaders are CRB-checked. Anybody interested in becoming a leader should call the Hunts Post on 01480 443451 or e-mail

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