Derek O’Flaherty shares some of the rewarding experiences of volunteering with the Scouts after he decides to take on the challenge of an Assistant Scout Leader.

Derek had never been a Scout or really gave Scouting a thought until it was mentioned to him at the Group AGM in 2008 that Stebbing Scouts would close if no new Leaders were found by that Christmas. As his son was a Cub in the Group and was thoroughly enjoying his time at Cubs and felt obliged to