Coedpoeth Scout group has recently been revamping their Scout troop. After a series of school presentations the section has grown to 16 highly charged girls & boys aged 10 to 14, three leaders and three occasional helpers.
All are keen on experiencing the adventure of Scouting and to that end they have been offered the chance to complete the expedition challenge over the Easter school holidays and take part in a Scout camp in Bangor on Dee some weeks later.
To make the best of their experiences they are undertaking a series of training sessions to do with map and compass navigation, packing a rucksack, lighting and cooking over an open fire, in fact all the skills they will need to look after themselves with only minimal supervision.
Adam Hughes, aged 13, said: “I’m really having fun in Scouts. I enjoyed building a fire, have met lots of new friends and enjoy working as a team in my patrol”
Bethan Griffiths, aged 11, said: “Scouts is great! We learned how to read maps using 6 digits and how to use a compass. On my forth week we made fires! We went outside in our patrols, grabbed all the wood we could, then built a little tepee with small sticks. We lit the fire using either a match, a lighter, wire wool and a battery or a fire flint.”
Scouting prides itself on being exciting, providing opportunities that other clubs cannot and appealing directly to the modern youth of today.
If you would like to join, either as a new Scout or as a new leader, come along to the Coedpoeth Scout hut, behind the Spar on the High Street, on any Thursday in school term, from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Or for further information contact Mark Winson on 01286 669642, 07825 632500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org