In THE hectic days before Christmas when people were rushing about and trying to ‘get everything done’, the Scouts from the Spartan Explorer Unit in Jordanstown took some time out to think of others.
‘Helping other people’ - or as some readers might remember - ‘to do a good turn every day’, is one of the core values of the Scouting movement.
The Explorer Scouts put this simple concept to a very practical test in the run up to Christmas last year and were able to help assist the Northern Ireland Hospice in so doing.
With permission from the B&Q store in Newtownabbey, the young boys and girls of the Spartan Scout Unit made themselves available for two days to assist customers transport large and heavy goods from the store and to their cars, in return for a voluntary donation.
The money raised by the Scouts through this activity was divided between the Explorer Unit and the Northern Ireland Hospice.
Explorer Scout Leader Robert Cullinan thanked B&Q for its readiness to accommodate the Scouts in their endeavours and praised the young people highly for so willingly giving of their time during the festive season in order to try and help others less fortunate than themselves.
Explorer Scouts are for teenage boys and girls aged fourteen-and-a-half to eighteen years. Contact the Scout Office on Tel: 028 9049 2829 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find details of a Unit near you and/or how to set up a Unit within your community.