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Scouts embark on hike for national challenge week
5:47pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
A SCOUT group is embarking on a hike as part of a national challenge week.
The 1st Brompton-on-Swale Scout Group, in Richmondshire, will be setting off on a group hike on Saturday, October 5, taking in part of the Coast to Coast walk.
They will be joined in Richmond by local Cubs before handing over their group flag to the Beavers section in Brompton-on-Swale.
The six to eight-year-olds will then carry the flag into Kiplin Hall.
The event is part of the Scouts’ national C3 Challenge Week, which runs from September 30 to October 6 and aims to encourage Scouts to form links with their local community.
It is hoped that the week will also raise awareness of local Scouts and encourage more adult volunteers to get involved, to help meet a recent increase in demand.
Currently, there are more than 1,000 young people waiting to join a Scouting group in North Yorkshire.
Paul Hankin, from 1st Brompton on Swale Scout group, said: “We hope that our hike challenge will raise awareness of Scouting in the area and encourage more adult volunteers to come and see for themselves what they are missing.”
Several firms, currently involved in an energy from waste project in Teesside, have donated funds to the group, which will enable them to go on summer camp next year. Tolent Construction, Procomm Site Services, Air Products and Foster Wheeler have between them pledged £1,300.
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