Saturday, 2 February 2013

Scout Leaders Day

Today  I have been at the Cambridge District Scouts leader's day, the annual get together of over 90 scout  leaders in Cambridgeshire. It's been really great finding out about the brilliant things the scouts offer young people in the area and their plans for the future.

I gave a talk about what Wicken can offer the scouts, visits to the fen  for activities such as pond dipping and mini beast hunting which can contribute to completing the  naturalist badge. A badge which is supported by the National Trust , the Wildlife Trusts and the Natural History Museum. I was also letting the Scout leaders know about the wild campsite  at Wicken which is ideal for scout group camp outs, and opportunties we may have for Scout groups to volunteer and do some practical conservation tasks with us. The National Trust and the scouts have similar aims  when it comes to engaging young people with the outdoors so I hope to form some good links with some of Wickens local groups.


Lois
Community Ranger
Wicken

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