THE Explorers section at the 46th Fife Cowdenbeath scouts is needing more young people to get involved.

The Wemyss Street scouts' Explorers have reduced in numbers this past few months so leader David Kennedy is hoping that the sotuation can be reversed.

Explorers cater for youngsters in the 14 to 18 age group who set their own agenda and a leader such as David sets out to help them get the most they can from it.

He said: "We had a good number of Explorers a wee while ago but we only have four just now.

"The idea is that the members should come up with ideas that they want to follow up and it is my job to try and assist them achieve it."

He said that among the activities that have been followed have been ski-ing, sailing, camping and also attending the District camp and get themselves in with a chance of going to the International Jamborette.

Added David: "We have also had a visit to Alton Towers and gone skuba diving, and also undertakeing Duke of Edinburgh Award activities.

"It really is all about enjoyment and boosting self confidence."

The Cowdenbeath Explorers meet at the Wemyss Street Hall on Wednesday evenings and there has been a mix of girls and boys in recent times, with more of the former for the most part.

David is hoping to encourage young people in the 14 to 18 age group to give Explorers a try by having a four week trial period to allow young ters to see if the activities are for them.

After that, if they want to join there is a £10 per month levvy. David added: "We want to help them get skills for life and self confidence in an enjoyable way."