Gainsborough Sea Scouts are on target as they discover archery

The 6th Gainsborugh Sea Scouts enjoy learning archery
The 6th Gainsborugh Sea Scouts enjoy learning archery

The 6th Gainsborough Sea Scouts have been enjoying some new activities recently thanks to the return of an old volunteer.

After a break of several years Colin Wright returned to the group to help out with activities.

This has enabled the sea scouts to introduce archery into their programme, as well as developing our navigation and walking skills.

The group, based in Love Lane, received a grant of £380 from West Lindsey District Council, which enabled them to purchase archery equipment.

The beaver, cub, scout and explorer sections have all had the opportunity to try their hand at archery.

And it has proved to be such a popular activity that the group has been running additional sessions on a Wednesday evening.

The archery sessions have also been a hit with parents who are encouraged to come along with their children and have a go.

The sea scouts thanked West Lindsey for their support, especially Coun David Dobbie.

Anyone from the age of six upwards can join the scouting movement. Adults, aged 18 and upwards, can also become part of the scout active support, by becoming a section helper, or a uniformed leader.

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