York scouts set for more adventures thanks to camping boost

Some of the Dringhouses scouts try out the new equipment
6 Aug 2017 @ 11.52 am
| Community news
Some of the Dringhouses scouts try out the new equipment

Scouts in one part of York are ready for even more fun and adventure after getting support to buy new camping equipment.

Dringhouses (PC) Scout Group are celebrating after funding from the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward Committee enabled them to buy new tents, event shelters and catering equipment.

It means more of the young people can go on camping adventures.

Group scout leader Phil Bennett said: “The support from through the ward grant scheme means that we can take even more young people on even more adventures.”

Fantastic work

At Dringhouses Scout Group there are more than 240 six to 18 year-olds that enjoy fun and challenging activities, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Find out more at the Dringhouses Scouts website

“I’m pleased that through the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward budget we have been able to support the fantastic work done by Dringhouses Scouts,” said Liberal Democrat councillor Stephen Fenton.

“One of our ward priorities is to increase community involvement, and so it is great that we are able to help the volunteers who give their time help run scout groups and other community activities.”

Each year the ward committee has funds available to local charities and organisations to help them provide activities or services that meet one of the Ward priorities. The priorities are:

  • improving the local environment
  • increasing community involvement
  • improving access to services and support, and
  • promoting community safety.