EACH week, we are profiling a member of the Scouts in the Basingstoke area to find out why they are involved in the organisation.

Name: Samantha Young

What's your role in the Scouts?: Cub Scout Leader

What group do you work with?: Hatch Warren

What's your day job?: Housewife

How did you end up getting involved?: Helping at Cubs when they needed another adult.

What's your favourite part of your role?: Weekly meeting nights and being out and about with the young people.

What new skills have you learnt through volunteering?: I've done abseiling once now! I was always too scared to have done it before, but I was trying to help a Cub overcome his fear.

What would you say to someone thinking of getting involved?: I love seeing kids achieve and have fun, and it's enjoyable having a go things that you may not normally get a chance to do.

For more information about Scouts in Basingstoke, or to find out more about how you can get involved, go to bwds.org.uk/contact.