A new Scout Troop based in Trevor got off to an amazing start when the Scouts canoed across the world famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct.
Half of the group had never canoed before, but experienced paddlers from the Scouts were on hand to give the boys and girls basic training on how to get in and out of the boats and how to paddle them, before paddling 126ft above the River Dee across the aqueduct.rnrnRecently recruited Scout Leader Vicky Bolton was able to have a go too.
Vicky said: “After much going round in circles, and several crashes, we just about got the hang of it. I was really scared going across the aqueduct but managed not to fall in.”
“My son is in the group and he said it was awesome, and I’ve since heard from several of the Scouts’ parents who said their kids hadn’t stopped talking about the experience! It really was an epic night.” Canoeing is just one of hundreds of activities that the Scouts get involved in, and when the 1st Trevor aren’t out and about exploring the great outdoors they are based in their own headquarters with an active programme there. Vicky continued: “My next challenge is what I can do next to keep them all happy! If my experiences can encourage other parents to get involved, then I hope plenty of parents take note – it was the best feeling to see those kids faces. It certainly makes it all worthwhile.”