Group goes mobile

TODMORDEN’S Central Methodist Church has been offering a wide range of activities to its Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, writes Group Scout Leader Dave Payne.

This has been possible with the use of their group minibus, which has recently benefited by a grant towards its upkeep from The Lodge Of Prince George No. 308 (who hold their meetings at the Masonic Rooms, Eastwood).

Activities offered have included fire lighting, axe and saw work, rock climbing, archery, high ropes, air-rifle shooting, a visit to a climbing wall, together with a very successful week-long camp in Galloway, Scotland. Activities carried out during the camp included canoeing, windsurfing, raft building, sailing, climbing and a unique experience available on the campsite, which involved negotiating a purpose made lattice of underground pipes. This was as well as the usual camping activities .

As well as the above the Explorers completed a three-day hiking trip to the Llyn peninsula, North Wales, as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award training. All of these activities form part of the wide range available to members of the Scout movement, and the group has for many years tried to offer as varied a range as possible.