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Scouts: A Whistle Stop Adventure in York

posted 7 Apr 2013, 03:40 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:03 ]
Making Lollies at the York's Chocolate Story
Exploring the Mallard, the fastest steam train in the world. Scouts have been packing as much as possible into the Easter holidays with visits to York and Durham filled over-loaded with activities.

First up in York was the National Railway Museum where scouts experienced the railways from the early days of Stephenson's Rocket to the advanced technology of the  Shinkansen (the Japanese Bullet Train). It was also a chance to see Mallard (the world's fastest steam train) up close on the anniversary of it's world record run.

At York's Chocolate Story, scouts indulged themselves, making and decorating chocolate lollies, learning how to taste chocolate and exploring the history of how chocolate became the industry it is in York today. Did you know that the Aztecs were the first to make chocolate? As scouts discovered, it was very different to the the chocolate bars we love today.

At the Yorvik Viking Centre centre, scouts discovered some of York's gruesome history and as scouts were taken underground, they got to experience the sights and sounds and even smells of the Viking Streets. Times have certainly moved on!

Photos from our Easter Days out are now online in the gallery.

Events like these are made possible by a team of volunteers working behind the scenes to plan and organise opportunities for young people. There are many reasons to become an adult volunteer, whether it's because you want to give something back to the community, want to support our leader team or just because 'it's a good thing'.