2009 has been another successful year for Scouting in Essex so we’ve put together some highlights from a busy year full of adventure.

Early in 2009, during the annual membership census, we saw how Essex has seen a similar growth of membership to the national picture ensuring that we saw 9 new members join every week and 1,000 new members since 2007.

Following another year of growth across the county where 18 out of 20 Scout Districts achieved a growth, we welcomed 491 extra members right across Essex. In addition, 132 Groups in Essex increased in size during the same period.

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