Sherburn Scouts have been enjoying their new camping equipment

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Sherburn Scout Group Are Happy Campers

The young members of Sherburn Scout Group have been using their new camping equipment to get active in the great outdoors with the help of a grant from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.

The group which has been running for over 50 years currently has more than 80 members aged between six and fourteen in their Cub, Beaver and Scout sections. Following an application to the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust they received just over £3000 to help replace their old camping equipment with 6 new tents, a mess tent for cooking and other camping equipment.

Getting outdoors is an important part of scouting and the equipment will be used as part of the scouts “balance program” which helps young people to find out more about the world we live in and promotes physical fitness through a variety of activities, from developing survival skills to abseiling and canoeing.

Sherburn Scout Group Leader Steve Proberts said “We were delighted to receive the funding form the Community Trust, and we’ve already used the new equipment for a county camp with other cub and scout groups in July. The new equipment proved vital as the event was wet and windy and the old equipment wasn’t watertight”.

John Garbutt, Chairman of the Trust commented “It is great to see so many youngsters benefiting from the funding provided by the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust. There are many ways in which youngsters can be encouraged to participate in healthy recreation and we look forward to receiving more applications from the Sherburn area.”

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