More than 100 turn out for Jamboree on the Trail
More than 100 young people, their parents and leaders from Ash Green Scouts turned out for Jamboree on the Trail at the weekend.
They joined more than 500,000 other Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from all over the world for the annual event where Scouts hike simultaneously in their own countries and regions
The Explorers (13-15 years old) started out at West Malling Village at 09:30 on the Saturday morning before hiking to Addington Cricket Club where they meet the Scout Section (10-13). The Group then set out for Vigo Village where they colllected the Cubs (8-10) before yomping across the fields to meet the Beavers at Ridley Church.
By then the Group, having been joined by parents had swelled to more than 100. They arrived back at New Ash Green Youth Centre safe and sound at about 4.45pm.
Several of the Sections were collecting sponsorship for a special party to mark the Queen's 90th birthday being held at New Ash Green Village Hall for a local dementia support group.The aim is to raise £1,000 to put on the party for people suffering from dementia with the young people helping to run it.
The event was organised by Knight's Croft resident Mark Spurgeon who has also been to the forefront raising funds for the party. In total the Group expect to raise £1,000 to pay for the event.
This is Ash Green Scouts response to the Million Hands project where 500,000 leaders and adults helping one of four nominated charities. The young people of New Ash Green picked dementia, For more details on Million Hands, please click here.
More than 150 young people aged 6-16 enjoy Scouting in New Ash Green thanks to a team of adult volunteers. We are always on the look out for more help, especially in the 6-8 ages group, Beavers.
Click here to find out ways in which you can help.