Thanks to the Hungerford Freemasons, Scouts belonging to the Savernake Forest Scout Group will now be able to pursue more challenging outdoor activities. The Burbage-based group has been awarded a £250 grant towards the purchase of camping equipment to enable the young people to take part in camping and other outdoor activities.
Scout Leader Neil Patterson says, “We are delighted by the generosity of the Hungerford Freemasons. Our Scouts recently planned and went on a 20-mile two-day hiking expedition from Burbage to Avebury, involving an overnight stay in Marlborough. After the hike, they put together a wish list of equipment that would be helpful for future expeditions.” As a result, they requested a tent and various camping cooking accessories. The equipment will also be used by the group’s Beavers and Cubs.
The enthusiastic Scouts are already planning another expedition later this year. Scouts who successfully completed the expedition will be awarded the Scouting Expedition Challenge Award.
The Scout troop (11-14 year olds) meet at the Scout Hut next to Mundy’s yard, East Sands, Burbage on a Friday night from 7-9pm. The younger sections of the Scouting movement are:
- Beavers (6-8 year olds) meet on Mondays 6pm -7pm
- Cubs (8-10 ½ year old) meet on Wednesdays 6pm – 7.30pm
Contact details for these groups can be found here.