Canoe for Scout Group, Gravesham, UK
The Apollo Explorers in Gravesham, Kent use canoes for training
for activity permits, for teaching younger Scouts and are also
considering conducting Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme expeditions
Kent Scouts awarded a £300 grant in July 2009 to the Group to
help purchase open canoes, funded by the JWCT to encourage
adventurous activities in the county. The Scout group were having
difficulties funding the costs of additional canoes to expand
their water-based activities. They have already raised a £1,000
through other fundraising and are looking to raise £3,000.
Nick and Tricia Willson, charity trustees, attended the launch
of one of the canoes at Yalding, on the River Medway, on 29 July.
Nick said “Jeremy was a keen Cub and Scout and as such we are keen
to see the JWCT support some of the activities he enjoyed.”