The very popular Scout Post starts up again in many areas of Dorset on 5th December and continues through to 19th December.
Yellow post-boxes are placed in shops at convenient locations in the participating areas where cards can be posted for less than half the price of a second class stamp (only 25p). Just drop your cards and your payment in the box and leave the rest to them, but please ensure your cards are correctly addressed and include a post code if you can. You will also need to check that your card is destined for one of the delivery areas, as they cannot deliver outside of these locations or to foreign destinations (believe it or not they do get them!).
Scout Post always need willing volunteers who are prepared to spend an afternoon delivering leaflets and three or four evenings delivering cards to a small area. They drop off the leaflets and the cards to your home so that you can deliver them to houses in your area. There are no fixed timings, you can choose your evenings (or days) to suit yourself.
People like to volunteer for this because the work they will do in this period provides a useful and popular community service as well as raising much needed funds to support their local Scout Groups. The Christmas Post volunteers make a real difference to local young people and enjoy giving something back to their community.
For full details of the ever-expanding location of collection boxes and the delivery areas covered by the Scout Post go to www.dwdscouts.org.uk/scout-post