End of road for Exlorers

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:51 15 June 2010

I would like to thank everyone for their support for the Seaton Explorer Scout Carnival Club, which has been going for a number of years. Two years ago the Explorer Scouts (aged 14 to 18) decided to use it as part of their Duke of Edinburgh experience a

I would like to thank everyone for their support for the Seaton Explorer Scout Carnival Club, which has been going for a number of years.Two years ago the Explorer Scouts (aged 14 to 18) decided to use it as part of their Duke of Edinburgh experience - alongside expeditions, kayaking qualifications and first aid courses. This was used as the community element. They had to fund-raise, design and build the float, then take part in a number of carnivals. This they did with some success and last year were awarded overall second position in East Devon Carnival's youth section and were joint first in the most improved float category. The boys have used it to achieve their silver and bronze awards, and learnt a lot of skills along the way. However, most of them are now ready to move on to colleges and universities, so cannot give the time. A few have joined other groups. Therefore, the float is being sold.My wife Dee and I have decided now is an opportune time to move out of Scouting and have resigned our positions. We have not taken the decision lightly, but believe now is the appropriate time. If there is anyone out there interested in giving up a few hours a week to Scouting, please contact Liz (chairman) on (01297) 22552 or Gordon (Scout Leader) on (01297) 625497. Again, I and the Explorers would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years with fund-raising, vehicles, use of land or manpower.We found the local community very supportive of all of our activities.Colin ComberGroup Scout Leader1st Seaton Scout Group


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