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Scouts: Spring to Action

posted 15 Jan 2012, 10:01 by Jonathan Chicken   [ updated 6 Sept 2013, 14:25 by Stephen Harrison ]
Picture of scout crossing a stream
Scouts sitting on a wallThis weekend, 30 Scouts and their volunteer leaders got back outdoors for a crisp winter's walk near Rowland's Gill. After their first full week at School, young people were eager to get back outdoors - enjoying fresh air, jumping over small streams and spending some time having a laugh with their friends.
A 10am start meant something of a welcome lie-in and some extra time to dig out the walking boots, hats and gloves. We set off from Chopwell Woodland Park on a woodland trail in search of an elusive bird of prey, the Red Kite. Scouts walked together catching up with old mates and with some new friends who've recently joined the troops from Cubs.

"...being outside in the ice is really good," said 10 year old Daniel, "'s a real buzz!"

Scouts walking
Everyone decided, that walking was a great way to get back into Action in 2012 and many couldn't wait for their next weekend away near Barnard Castle in two week's time! 

Gainford weekend is an opportunity for our younger Scouts to experience their first nights away as Scouts and to learn some new skills while having another great time outdoors.

Scouts and their families can log in to see more photographs in our online gallery.

Scouts from 3rd Washington, recently discussed 'Why i-SCOUT': They concluded that because of lively outdoor programmes, they got to meet friends, have a good time and enjoyed opportunities to try different things.