We have donated 60 drawstring bags to our local 4th Mansfield Woodhouse Scout Group for their Easter trip to Bournemouth. The scout group took 50 children and 10 adults away at Easter for a week and the bags were used for to hold their lunch and whatever else they needed or bought as they travelled.
Scouts are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. They change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that they make a positive impact in communities. Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential and develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment.
The trip consisted of 44 children and 12 adults from 4th Mansfield Woodhouse Scout Group, the youngest child being 7 and the oldest being 15.
The group went from Tuesday 11th to Sunday 16th April and stayed at a campsite in Bournemouth. They went on day trips to Moors Valley Country park, Bournemouth to go to the beach, Brownsea Island (where Scouting began in 1907) and Portsmouth historic dockyards, also visiting an outdoor dry ski slope and went swimming.
Assistant Cub Scout Leader Gavin Hammond said ” The bags were used every day by everyone to carry their lunch and souvenirs bought. We really welcomed the bags as it meant we had more money to pay for trips out which would not of been possible otherwise. Thank you so much to TIS.”
We received a lovely ‘thank you’ card from 4th Mansfield Woodhouse Scouts which is now placed in the office: