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10th Torbay Scouts receive large donation

9th May 2015

The 10th Torbay Scouts have been given a whopping £10,184.01 cheque from the Sainsbury store at The Willows, as their charity of the year.

Richard Hale, 10th Torbay Scout Group volunteer manager said “The money raised by Sainsbury will help to provide new camping equipment as well as go towards our extension fund. We provide fun and adventure for young people aged from 6-17 years so this money will help us to continue to provide the young people with core camping skills such as fire lighting and backwoods cooking”.

Julie, department manager for Sainsbury said “We’re delighted that we’ve been able to raise so much money for the Scout Group, it’s thanks to our shoppers that we’ve been able to make this donation”.

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Cameron, aged 12 said “I can’t wait to try out our new tents at summer camp, we’re going be camping with over 800 other Scouts at a local Jamboree”

Outdoor skills remain a key part of Scouting, with the Movement launching new Navigator and Camp Craft badges. The new badges also reflect the UK Scouts’ call for performance-related skills, prized by British employers, to be recognised further within the Movement. Two new badges, rewarding the development of leadership and teamwork, alongside badges that support the development of traits such as resilience and that enhance vital skills such as communication.

The new badges seek to complement The Scout Association’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, which focuses specifically on driving growth and inclusivity within the Movement, on encouraging positive work within local communities, and on ensuring that the future of UK Scouting is steered by its young members.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Richard Hale, group contact on 07805 578690 or email 10thtorbayseascouts@gmail.com. You can also contact The Scout Association’s Information Centre on 0845 300 1818 or visit www.scouts.org.uk.

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