Monday 16th April 2012
Young people at four Scout Activity Centres will have greater access to activities after each centre received a new minibus.
Centres at Great Tower, Lake Windermere, in Cumbria; Hawkhirst, in Northumberland; Fordell Firs, in Fife and Crawfordsburn in Northern Ireland, received the gift thanks to a donation from The Robert Hall Foundation.
It is hoped the minibuses will improve the centres' access to outdoor activities such as mountaineering and sailing, and help adult volunteers train in areas such as expedition skills, leadership and watersports.
Asa Gurden, head of Scout Activity Centres at The Scout Association, said: "Our activity centres offer a wide range of both land and water-based activities.
"Whether you're looking to take on a high ropes experience or a backwoods cooking challenge, our activity centre staff can build the perfect adventure for you and your group.
"The gift from The Robert Hall Foundation will really help us to open up our centres to more young people and adults looking to improve their activity skills and qualifications."
The Robert Hall Foundation was set up in the 1950s by Colonel Henry Robert Hall, also known as Colonel Bill Hall, with £100 of his personal savings. It aims to encourage young people to make the most of their lives and support World Scouting.