Scouts in Leyland learn useful skills

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A popular scout group in Leyland is on the hunt for more volunteer leaders.

2nd Leyland Scout Group is the oldest group in South Ribble having been established in 1929.

They have been based at the Eden Street site behind Tesco since the 30s and are growing with over 100 children who attend the group.

Catering for six to 14 year olds, scouting sessions are held daily from Monday to Friday.

Rik Whittaker, of the scout group, said: We’ve got some weekends away coming up and we do lots of outdoor activities, team work challenges and character building tasks.

“The young people learn life skills and get to be part of something that they wouldn’t normally be a part of.

“They have a great impact on the community and get to make lasting friendships.”

Following in the footsteps of adventurer Bear Grylls the young scouts have taken part everything from hiking, learning how to set up camp, learning how to use a hammer, drill and electric screwdriver to creating a Moon walk obstacle course and watching British astronaut Tim Peake describing how he goes to the toilet in space.