A scout group which is on the verge of celebrating its 100 year anniversary could disappear if volunteers are not found quickly.

1st Radlett Scout Troop may have no option but to close if people are not found to lead the group’s members.

Two volunteers who currently lead the of nearly 30 10-14 year olds are stepping down in the summer.

Based in Kent Lodge in Scrubbits Park Road, Radlett, the group is set to mark 100 years next May.

Group leader Jackie Glover says the new volunteer does not need to have previous experience leading a scout group but they should probably have a keen eye for the outdoors.

Mrs Glover said: “It can be hard work at times but it can also be a lot of fun. Our 10-14 year-olds meet for a couple of hours on a Thursday evening. The ideal person will be adventurous and love the outdoors.

“And it is so rewarding for the children as well. It is an opportunity for them to learn how to be independent and use their own initiative, as well as build new skills such as leadership, planning, and communication.

“It will be a real shame if the troop can’t continue into its centenary year.”

More volunteers are also needed for the Beaver colony and Cub pack. Each section meets weekly at Kent Lodge.

If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer or finding out more, you can contact 1st Radlett Scout Group on info@1stradlettscouts.org.uk