Bradford,: First Muslim scout group in city
The first Muslim Scout group has been set up in Bradford to be based in one of the city’s mosques.
More than 50 youngsters attended an open day in Manningham today to sign up as members of the new group.
The Scouts will meet in the upstairs hall of the Camden Terrace Mosque, at 5 Camden Terrace, just off Manningham Lane.
Two leaders from the mosque – Ghazanfer Bhatti and Mohammed Mushtaq – will run the Cubs section of the group with the help of other volunteers from the community.
Derek Dodkins, ethnic diversity manager of the Scouts movement in West Yorkshire, said: “The men and women of Camden Terrace were looking for something for their young people to do. They thought the ideal thing would be to start a Scout group.
“We had the open day on Saturday so we could introduce scouting to the rest of the community. We want to open Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts.
“It was a positive response. We are hoping to start the Cub pack in about a month.”
Source: The Asian News