Volunteers are needed to start up a new scout troop in Windsor following a massive increase in demand.

The new troop would share the Green Lane headquarters with the existing Central Windsor Scout Group, which is finding it increasingly hard to cope with the number of applicants.

David Smith, District Commissioner for Windsor Scouting, said: "In 2008 there were 448 Scouts and today there are 746.

"The scout section covers the age range of 10 to 14 and we have two people who have already come forward to volunteer. But to make it work fully it is always good to have at least four adults to help at this age group so that volunteering can be flexible and not a strict commitment to helping every week.

"The existing troop has been very active and has taken part in canoeing, dragon boat racing, camping and cooking just to name a few. New leaders do not need any experience just readiness to have fun and help in what ever ways they can."

You can contact David Smith on David_smith09@btinternet.com if you are interested in volunteering.

New sections are also planned for beavers in Cranbourne and Windsor (six to eight-year olds), scouts at Eton Wick (10 to 14-year-olds) and explorer scouts in Windsor (14 to18 years old).

People are also needed to help in administration roles behind the scenes.

There are currently 104 young people on waiting lists to join scouting in Windsor and Eton District.