A REDDITCH scout group is celebrating after signing a new lease to secure its future for another 50 years.

The 1st Redditch Scout group put pen to paper on the new lease of their scout hut based in Greenlands.

The group, who have been offering scouting in the area for over 50 years already, were very pleased to have finalised the lease, securing another 50 years of Scouting for the young people in the area.

District chairperson, Peter Nash, who has been working on the lease for some time now, was happy to see a long and exciting future for the group now they have secured the ongoing use of their headquarters. 

Group lead volunteer Sallie-Ann Barnett said: “We are now looking to try and develop the site to be able to increase the number of young people we can support, with high levels of interest in joining the Scout movement that is still as relevant today as it was when it was formed in 1907.

"With skills from first aid to digital creations and fire lighting to lateral thinking, Scouting prepares young people with the resilience they need to be successful in today’s diverse society, all while they’re having great fun.”

The group is looking for more adult volunteers to support their growing team, whether it be working directly with the young people or supporting the team that lead the governance and management of the Group.

Those who are interested in more information can get in touch with Sallie-Ann at mustang.scout@yahoo.com.