En­gi­neers ex­tend scout course

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

Around 50 Bri­tish Gas en­gi­neers swapped their nor­mal tools for ham­mers and spades for the day to help ex­tend Barnswood Scout Camp’s ob­sta­cle course.

The en­gi­neers vol­un­teered to build sus­pen­sion bridges, step­ping stones and tun­nels, boost­ing the num­ber of ob­sta­cles from six to 25.

Barnswood Scout Camp is the dis­trict scout camp for Mac­cles­field and Con­gle­ton Scouts.

The camp is also used by lo­cal Girl Guides and other youth groups.

The course will pro­vide ex­tra ac­tiv­ity space for the thou­sands of Scouts vis­it­ing from the rest of the coun­try and Europe in fu­ture.

Simon Carter, Scout leader at Barnswood Scout Camp, said: “I’d like to thank the Bri­tish Gas en­gi­neers for all their hard work in cre­at­ing a new and ex­cit­ing space for the Scouts.

“In just a day, they’ve cre­ated some­thing that hun­dreds if not thou­sands of Scouts will en­joy in years to come.”

●● Bri­tish Gas en­gi­neers with Scout leader, Dawn Hill at Barnswood Scout Camp

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