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Scouts in Prince George seeking volunteers

November 06, 2021

The Scouts organization in Prince George is in desperate need of adult volunteers or “Scouters”, as there are 35 children on the waitlist to join the club.

Alex Longo, Regional Manager for Cascadia Council of Scouts Canada, says scouter volunteers are more important than ever as the pandemic has placed a strain on the organizations’ available help.

“The pandemic was a real big hit for us because all of our scout programs are run by volunteers and with the uncertainty especially in that first year that we had and with volunteers having various reasons why they couldn’t continue or why they didn’t feel safe to continue, we lost over half of our volunteers and two-thirds of our membership of youth all across Canada,” she explained.

 

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