Scouts mark 30th year

Scouts head off on their Swiss adventure
Scouts head off on their Swiss adventure

A SCOUT group is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a real adventure.

The 1st Hibaldstow and Scawby Scout Group has set off for an expedition to Switzerland, where they will climb to over 11,000 feet and walk in the shade of the famous Eiger mountain.

The week-long adventure will see the 34 scouts based at the only International World Scout Centre, located in the middle of the Swiss Alps, where they will be camping with nearly 1,500 other Scouts from all over the world.

This is the second of two expeditions undertaken by the group as part of their anniversary celebrations.

In May, the Cubs went to Edinburgh for a long weekend and to make both the trips affordable for the whole membership, over the last 12 months the Group has raised more than £10,000 to help pay for equipment and travel.

The 1st Hibaldstow & Scawby Scout Group was set-up in July 1981 and over the last 30 years has had hundreds of members, not only from the two villages from which it takes its name, but from further afield as well.

Over the last few years the Group, like Scouting across the UK, has seen a resurgence in its popularity and it now has about 50 young people as members.

There is a waiting list for the Scout Troop, the Cub Pack is almost full and a Beaver Colony started for the first time earlier this year.