A Scouts group in Epsom have announced the return of Cubs and Beavers sections to begin later this month.

The 2nd Epsom Scouts said they were excited to welcome anyone aged between five and-a-half and 10 and-a-half years old to join the new Cubs and Beavers groups after a nine-year absence.

The organization will run an open evening for young people and their parents to join in on Thursday, February 27 ahead of launching the new groups officially.

"No experience of tent building, zorbing or biscuit eating are required as these skills will be provided," a spokesperson said.

Anne Holdorph, from the Scouts, said the new groups would offer a great opportunity for young people in the community to learn some key life skills and lessons.

"It is really exciting to be able to confirm that Epsom Scouts are launching a new Beaver Colony and Cub pack," she said.

"I’ve seen so many young people grow through the skills they learnt in Scouts so I’m really excited to be able to offer that to more young people from the community."

A spokesperson said the open event would give kids a chance to try out some of the activities the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers traditionally offer and ask their leaders any questions they might have.

"Although Scouting is focused on young people we also have some really flexible opportunities for parents and adults to get involved in.

"Whether you can bring some of your own skills to assist with one of the activity nights or even if it’s just an extra pair of hands making tea," the spokesperson said.

The open evening is taking place on February 27 at 6pm at the 2nd Epsom Scouts HQ on Christ Church Road (KT19 8NJ).