A staggering 12% growth and another year of success

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The Annual General Meeting of Wansdyke Scouts took on a very different format this year. During the Open Afternoon, Scouts, Explorers and Network members gave short presentations about their experiences in Scouting.

Amazing adventures 

The meeting heard how 17-year old Explorer Scout Alex had learned to sail when he was a young Scout, initially in small Toppers, but now was crewing an ocean-going 60-foot Clipper Class sailing boat. Other presentations included a report from 17 year-old Emma who had represented Wansdyke scouts at the world Jamboree which was held in Sweden last year, 1st Saltford's success in the national Scout archery competition, and the activities of the newly-formed South Wansdyke Network for 18-25 year olds.

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Cllr Rob Appleyard earn their Scout badges 

Guests of honour included Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Councillor Rob Appleyard, Chair of B&NES Council. Some of the guests were presented with badges after completing challenges involving health and fitness, science, and mini-pioneering with marshmallows and spaghetti.

Wansdyke Scouting grows a staggering 12%

District Commissioner Janet Turner congratulated the leaders and lay supporters for a successful year which saw a nearly 12% growth in both youth members and adult leaders. She also said, "We are keen for strong links to be forged with our local communities as there are potentially so many ways in which we can help each other and it also brings about a strong community spirit in our young members." 


Photo: Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Cllr Rob Appleyard try pedal-walking watched by South Wansdyke Network members who later awarded them Health & Fitness badges.

Credit: John Mander