This months successful applicant for the kinex Community Support Scheme funding was 409th Manchester Scouts. They are the largest Scout Group in Wythenshawe, and part of the Manchester South District, which has over 14 groups providing to young people ages 6-18 around the South Manchester area.
The Group consists of four Sections;
- Beaver Scouts aged 6 to 8 years
- Cub Scouts aged 8 to 10½ years
- Scouts aged 10½ to 14½ years
- Explorer Scouts aged 14 to 18
On receiving the £500 Community Support Scheme funding, Caz Rayner, the Group Scout Leader said,
“This money will enable us to continue providing activities for those inner-city children. Scouts is available to all boys and girls from the age of 6 through to 18, Providing a structured, adventurous and safe programme of activities in a fun environment enabling youngsters to develop their skills and personalities. Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, climbing, zorbing, badge-work, Swimming, and much more. As a Scout, you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming and even cooking. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.”
“We recently took the Cubs and Scouts on a weekend camping trip, where they took part in events such as, Night hiking, Grass Sledging, Leap of Faith, Raft Building, Kayaking and many more. The money kinex provided us with allowed us to run these activities so thank you so much for your support!”
We hope you all had fun on your camping trip and earned some well earned scout badges!