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Scouts Scuba Skills

Date: 30th Oct 2017 Author: Scout Websites

Exciting experiences are to be had for the 1st Farnsfield Scout Troop. They have been busy this term working towards their Adventure Challenge Award, where one part of the badge was scuba diving. This has been a fantastically exciting opportunity for our Scouts to venture into a brand new experience, and one which may take them into diving in the future.

Callum Lowe, age 11, said “I like the fact you can breathe underwater and play games”. Callum went onto say he loved it and spent more than an hour underwater! The sessions were held by Divemaster Scuba at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Nottingham. They provided an excellent service and experience for the Scouts within a really good controlled environment, reports Diane Waller the current Scout Leader who is moving on at the end of December. There is currently a vacancy for someone to replace Diane as the new Scout Leader to take the Scout Troop forward in the New Year. “The Scouts were really well behaved and got a lot out of the scuba diving sessions” said Diane. Four of the nineteen Scouts in the troop are using their Scuba diving session to work towards the prestigious Chief Scout Gold Award. This is the highest award in their age.

For anyone interested in getting involved in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers in Farnsfield, please contact Chris Blockley 07779324341.

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