We are pleased to announce that Chorley and Astley Rotary Club have once again generously given some of their money to benefit Scouting within Chorley District. This time the money is to benefit our 14-18 year old Explorer Scouts working as Young Leaders within our Scout Groups across Chorley. We are currently working on improving our training and looking to provide a weekend’s training to our Young Leaders so that they can complete the necessary young leader training in order to obtain their young leader belts, which is one of the highest accolades for a Young Leader to achieve.
Many thanks to every at the Rotary Club for their continued support of Scouting in Chorley! (We’ll post an update with photos when the training takes place so watch this space).
On Saturday 29 November 2014, Euxton Methodist Church Hall was transformed into a restaurant for one night only to help fundraise for two of Chorley Explorers Japanese Adventure. Max and Izzy are two of 5 Explorers attending the World Scout Jamboree in Japan next summer. Each participant has to fundraise a certain amount of money themselves to help get on their Japanese adventure and Intrepid Explorer Scout Unit where the two are based decided to help them out and turn their meeting place into a restaurant.
As well as Parents, Scout Leaders, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts the Explorers cooked and served our very own District Chairman Steve Owen and the Mayor of Chorley. The night was met with a resounding success with all diners commenting on how attentive and polite the explorers served the tables and also how good quality the food was! Whilst we are awaiting final figures as to whether or not the total needed for Max and Izzy has been met, it can certainly be said that the night was enjoyed by everyone. So much so the leaders are certainly looking at how they can better the evening!
The whole evening couldn’t have been made possible without some kind and generous donations from local companies with the biggest bulk coming from Kiley Court Hotel who donated plates, bowls, cutlery, glasses just to name a few and generous donations from Preston North End and Tesco.
Check out the full gallery of pictures at https://www.facebook.com/268224520021561/photos/a.369684606542218.1073741863.268224520021561/369684696542209/?type=3&theater