Scouts raise money for Ecuadorian School
5th October 2007
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from Otford Scout Group in Sevenoaks, have raised £1,300 for an overseas school project.
Members from the Scout Group took part in a sponsored walk around the Sevenoaks countryside to raise the money. The distance walked varied depending on age, ensuring it was challenging for all. The money raised will help to fund a school in Ecuador as part of the work of ‘Global Vision International Charitable Trust’.
Vicky Hitchcock, an Assistant Cub Scout Leader commented, “As a charity ourselves, the children are used to raising money for their benefit. It’s fantastic to see them excited about helping other young people their age around the world!”
The initiative was lead by Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Graham Still following an expedition with Global Vision International last year. ‘It was a life changing experience interacting with young people who have no concept of fun and games. On returning home I wanted to continue to support the people I had met’. The idea, which came from a Cub meeting, developed into an event to involve the whole Scout Group, raising awareness of International issues.
Andy Woods-Ballard, UK Director of Operations for Global Vision International visited the Scout HQ where he was presented the cheque by Tyler, a young Beaver Scout who raised the most. Andy said “The money raised will go a long way in Ecuador allowing many children to be educated and receive nutritious food”.
Story reported by MST (Media Scout Team).