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Stamford and Ketton Explorers invite teenagers to join for camps and adventure

Map-reading, survival skills and adventure are on the cards for teenagers joining a group which is relaunching as the lockdown lifts.

Stamford and Ketton Explorers is open to people aged 14 to 18 years who are looking for new challenges and experiences, and opportunities to make new friends.

Sessions include creative and practical activities, discussing local, national and international issues and working towards Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Explorer Scouts (45286855)
Explorer Scouts (45286855)

As well as survival skills, cooking, map-reading and navigation, summer cycling and canoeing expeditions are being planned.

The aim of the group is to support young people to develop personal and leadership skills, to help them reach their potential and make a positive contribution to the community in a fun and supportive environment.

Explorers meet on Friday evenings, from 7pm to 8.30pm. To find out more email: julie.evisonwilliams@stamfordbournescouts.org.uk

  • A £5,000 grant has been awarded towards a new scout headquarters in Empingham Road, Stamford.

With much of the £10,345 project costs covered, the South Kesteven District Council grant is towards the cost of the architect’s design fees.

The council has also donated £3,449.68 towards a Stamford and Bourne Scouts mental health first aid courses for adult volunteers and a series of sessions for young people to counter the isolation of the pandemic.

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