A NEW Scout Group is opening in Bemerton Heath, which will bring new adventures for local children.

The new group, which is being set up due to local demand, will be based at Bemerton Heath Centre.

The group will allow children and young people to learn new skills and have adventures in the year ahead.

The adventure started at the recent community open day held at Bemerton Heath Centre. Much of the community came together to have fun and make friends whilst taking part in a variety of free activity taster sessions including a giant climbing wall.

In a recent poll, 94 per cent of Scouts said they had developed useful skills.

Scouts offers over two hundred activities from abseiling and coding to drama and water-zorbing for our members aged from 4 to 18 years.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls believes that: Young people need a friendly, and supportive place to discover their talents.

"Now more than ever, our young people need the confidence and encouragement that Scouting gives. That’s where we come in."

Open day organiser, Mel, said ‘"Being a Scout is about ignoring those butterflies and jumping right in, facing your fears, gaining new skills and making friends and memories along the way.’"

The team at Bemerton Heath are a welcoming bunch and are always keen to make new friends, readers who would like to be a part of the Scouts can contact Mel at mel.woolley@scouts.org.uk for more information.