Scouts enjoy day at Covenham Reservoir

Cubs at Covenham
Cubs at Covenham

ON Saturday 150 Scouts from Louth, Mablethorpe, Sutton and Grasby aged six to 18 took part in a water activities day at Covenham Reservoir.

The youngsters developed and practiced their skills at sail boarding, yachting, canoeing, rafting and had fun on a surf simulator.

Qualified instructors were provided by Scout Instructors from across Lincolnshire and the team at Covenham Water Activities Centre.

The younger members also had the chance to carry out craft activities based on the theme of water.

At the end everyone was treated to a free ice cream.

The Mayor of Louth, Coun Jill Makinson-Sanders, paid them a lengthy visit in the morning.

The support from Covenham was provided under the RYA Sail For Gold scheme which encourages young people to take up water activities in this Olympic year.

After all the poor weather of recent, the sun came out and the wind blew lightly so everyone was in the best of moods. The response from the Scouts was one of excitement and the desire to do it all again.

Scouting is always promoting outdoor and adventurous activities especially for the older members (ages 14 to 18) and on a local scale this now forms part of their development programme.

Chief Scout Bear Gryls, is using his expertise to highlight and support the adventure skills and experiences gained from Scouting and is actively encouraging adults to volunteer to support the young people.

So if you can spare some time to support the local Scout community in any way, please contact Tony or Norma Groom on 01507 354389.