Scouts head off to camp - with help from the town’s Lions

Horncastle Scouts about to set off on their annual trip, supported by the town's Lions

Horncastle Scouts about to set off on their annual trip, supported by the town's Lions

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Horncastle Scout Group headed off on their annual summer camp on Monday.

They are combining two troops to take 23 young people from Horncastle and the local area - aged between 10 and 14 - to the Lake District to take part in a week of activities.

Horncastle Scout Group currently runs two Scout troops, a Cub pack and a Beaver colony for younger children.

This supports around 100 local young people who meet on a weekly basis - and camp or travel away several times a year.

The aim of scouting is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical,
intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as 
members of their local, national and international communities.

While at camp on the edge of Lake Windermere, the Scouts will have the opportunity to go sailing, caving, hill scrambling, raft building and orienteering, as well as pioneering, cooking over an open fire and other team building activities. This camp is the highlight of their year and is a fantastic opportunity to travel further afield and provide more adventurous activities for the Scouts.

One of the most significant costs for this camp is transport and Horncastle Scouts are extremely grateful to Horncastle and District Lions Club who have agreed to pay for the hire of a minibus, which will tow a new trailer, provided last year through support of the Lions.