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More young people take up Scouting in Gib, 40% are girls

Embargoed to 0001 Tuesday April 11 File photo dated 14/4/2016 of a Scout, as tens of thousands of young people are being forced to wait to join the Scouts, due to a lack of volunteers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 11, 2017. Record numbers of people are signing up to help out, but many have a limited amount of time to give, according to the Scout Association. See PA story EDUCATION Scouts. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Chief Commissioner Mark Rodriquez has described Scouting in Gibraltar as being a truly vibrant and thriving organisation.
2016/17was, he said, an incredibly successful year in which the movement locally has continued to move forward and demonstrate real progress toward its strategic objectives of growth, inclusivity, youth shaped and community impact.
“From a growth perspective our membership has grown with more young people enjoying Scouting in Gibraltar today than at any time this century,”
In terms of inclusivity, Commissioner Rodriguez said that the movement can be incredibly proud that this year; there are more girls and young women in Scouting than ever before with 40% of its members being female. That is one in every two and half Scouts. This he says is the “highest proportion ever”.

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