An expanding scout group in the Wrexham area has been awarded a grant for much needed camping and cooking equipment.
Based in Rhostyllen, the 1st Esclusham Scout Group has been a centre for youth activities in the village for nearly 90 years.
Catering for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14 up to 60 young people now make up 1st Esclusham’s beavers, cubs and scouts.
The group made a successful application to the Police and Community Trust and the grant worth £750 will now be spent on a dining shelter, cooking equipment, tents and survival equipment.
Camping and outdoor skills are a fundamental part of scouting. 1st Esclusham is an active group and will use new equipment regularly on hiking weekends, camping expeditions, night hikes, survival weekends, cooking lessons and excursions.
Scout leader, Pete Jones said; “This grant will help our group run many more fun outdoor adventures for all our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to enjoy. Replacing our old leaky tents and buying some more survival equipment, will go a long way in allowing us to plan future trips for all members of 1st Esclusham Scout Group On behalf of everyone involved with our group. I would wish to thank the committee of PACT for this funding.
Scouts Emma Jones Llinos Brooks and Zak Wiliscroft (pictured) said; “It’s very good to have all of the equipment because now we can go on more camps with the new kit. Also its very kind to give us money to do all of this, as the better the equipment the more things we can do in Scouts. We can go on camps in all weather and have the right gear to keep us dry. 1st Esclusham Scout Group would like to thank PACT for their support.”