Clitheroe Scouts demonstrate their skills

be prepared for fun: Shackletons staff Claire Bellamy (left) and Emma Mathieson with members of Clitheroe and District Scouts.
be prepared for fun: Shackletons staff Claire Bellamy (left) and Emma Mathieson with members of Clitheroe and District Scouts.
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MEMBERS of Clitheroe and District Scouts will demonstrate their skills at Shackletons Home and Garden Centre, Chatburn, this Sunday, July 15th.

The Scouts are visiting to raise awareness of Scouting and of the various groups in and around the Clitheroe area. Visitors will be able to try their hand at Scouting activities including rope making and bushcraft skills, and can even enter a tent pitching competition.

Ian Macdonald, Clitheroe District Commissioner said: “Scouting is about meeting new friends, sharing adventures and making the most of life’s opportunities. We make it as easy and safe as possible for young people to push the boundaries of their own experience.

“Scouting is very much alive and growing within Clitheroe District. We are now made up of five Groups within Clitheroe, seven in the surrounding villages and there are two Explorer Units for Scouts aged 14 and over.

“We’re looking forward to visiting Shackletons to speak to people about Scouting and how they can become members of the Scout Association.”

The Scouts’ visit is part of a day of activities at Shackletons Garden Centre celebrating the great outdoors. Visitors can see a display of camping equipment from Blackburn-based retailer Outdoor Action and find out about rambling in and around the Ribble Valley from members of the Clitheroe Ramblers.

Children and adults can enjoy a free rock climbing experience on a climbing wall, courtesy of Ultraframe Home Improvements. It will operate from 1 to 4 p.m., subject to weather conditions.

There will also be a barbecue demonstration and free tasting session andLancashire Hawks and Owls will mount a birds of prey display.

David Shackleton commented: “It’s sure to be a fun and interesting day and we hope that visitors who come along and join us for the event have a very enjoyable time.”