A BOTCHERBY youth group risks closing altogether unless more young members get involved.

Ruth Morris, who runs the Squirrels Youth Group at Botcherby Community Centre, on Victoria Road, has appealed for more young members to come along and join, including boys.

There are currently eight members in total at the Victoria Road-based guides group, who attend the sessions which take place on Tuesday evenings.

Ruth said: "I hold two sessions, which take place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

"It is an independent girls club, for the girl guides, but is also open to boys to come along too.

"The group has been running for just under a year, and is £4 for each person to attend.

"We take part in a number of walks and trips.

"We went on a walking weekend last year, and walked a total of 12-miles from Penton to Langholm, which was great fun."

In August, the group hopes to go on a week-long trip to North Wales to visit a number of areas, and take part in a variety of outdoor events.

"Each week, me and the members take part in variety of activities including crafts and games.

"We take on one craft per session, and last week we made valentine's cards, before getting involved in a variety of fun team games, such as a treasure hunt, chips and boats, which is similar to British bulldog, and Chinese whispers."

The Squirrels group holds two sessions, one for five to seven-year-olds from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, with another held between 6pm and 7.30pm for seven to 14-year-olds.

To get involved, or find out more about the group, call Ruth on 07866 243860.