Olé for Scouts Spanish adventure

Jordanstown Scouts Peter Lennon, Paddy McClenaghan, Eoin Bradley, Ben Lancaster, Scott Hutton, Ryan Huntly, Ronan Sands and leader Steve Hutton pose for a picture with a police officer during their visit to Barcelona.
Jordanstown Scouts Peter Lennon, Paddy McClenaghan, Eoin Bradley, Ben Lancaster, Scott Hutton, Ryan Huntly, Ronan Sands and leader Steve Hutton pose for a picture with a police officer during their visit to Barcelona.

JORDANSTOWN St Patrick’s Scout troop enjoyed their annual summer camp in the Catalan region of Spain.

Taking time in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, the Scouts visited the iconic sights and building such as the world famous Antoni Gaudi designed houses and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the unfinished Cathedral, Sagrada Familia.

Camping in the mountain region of St Esteve de Palautordera the Scouts tested their resolve and skills participating in various adventure activities.

The group took part in mountain biking, zip lines, high rope courses and water sports throughout their stay.

Staying with the standard Scout training and organisation methods, all catering and camp management was the responsibility of the individual Scouts.

Jordanstown leader Robert Cullinan explained: “While the adventurous activities were valuable experiences for the Scouts, the opportunities to become immersed in a different culture and overcome language challenges were some of the major objectives of taking the troop abroad for the annual camp.

“We have had such a good time, it has been very positive time at the Catalan camp for the Scouts and I would encourage any leaders to consider an international camp for their troops.”

For further information on the Scout movement in Northern Ireland visit www.scoutsni.com and for Scouts in the south east Antrim area go to www.greenseas.org.uk.