Last updated: Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 17:08
The new Clifton Scout Troop was formally sworn in at a special investiture ceremony when a total of 34 scouts, cubs and beavers took the Scout Promise in the presence of Scout leaders and parents at the village hall.
“Scouting is officially back in Clifton tonight – that’s good news,” said Robert Sidley, the Hereford and Worcestershire County Commissioner for Scouts. “It’s fantastic to see that scouting is growing in rural communities that will encourage young people’s skills for life.”
Asked about the Clifton Parish Council’s ban on the Scouts using the Baden Powell hut in the village, he added: “We are at stalemate with the parish council. We’ve not received any communication from them. The Guides are trying to communicate with them but are frustrated by the closed sessions at the parish council meetings.”