25th February 2015
Cumbria Community Foundation’s Costain Fund supported the 2nd Maryport Scouts with the purchase of climbing equipment following a previous Coalfields Community Grant of £4,634 to install a climbing wall into their headquarters.
Diane Robertson, Beaver Scout Leader said: “The equipment has given the young people we work with more confidence in themselves and each other. The older Scouts are now instructing younger Scouts in wearing and using the equipment properly, giving them a taste for instruction.
“Three older members have now moved on to a higher level of Scouting run by the Scout District. Previously they lacked self-confidence and the use of this type of equipment and the climbing wall provided has played a part in improving this.”
The funding has allowed full use of the wall by all members of the group from aged six years to adult and allows the group to take part adventurous activities safely using correct equipment.
The equipment and the installation of the wall has also allowed for personal development for the Scouts; confidence in self and others, physical skills and fitness, agility and a careful and safe thought process.