Merseyside Scouts launch exciting new project in Speke

May 14, 2012
Lizzie Syddall

Speke ProjectFrom abseiling to zorbing, these are the things young people in Speke can look forward to as Merseyside Scouts launch their exciting new project in Speke.
Leading figures from the Speke and Garston communities gathered for the launch event which was attended by Lord Lieutenant Dame Lorna Muirhead at the Parklands City Learning Centre in Speke. Dame Muirhead who is President of Merseyside County Scout Council said “It is great to hear that the Scouts are re-establishing a base in the Speke community. The project will give young people in the region the chance to learn and experience new things and improve their opportunities in life”.
Speke is the only area in the Liverpool region not to have an accessible Scouting Group and Merseyside Scouts wanted to give youngsters in the area the chance to get involved.

Colin Coleman, County Commissioner of Merseyside Scouts commented “Scouting has changed dramatically over the years and numbers of Scouts are increasing. Key figures in society such as Richard Branson, Paul McCartney and David Beckham were once proud to be Scouts”.
The Speke Project will be putting on an exciting programme of events over the summer months that will include a summer club and Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme. Activities will be adventurous and fun and provide valuable experiences directed at the interests of the young people at their appropriate age and ability levels.
Russell Wright, Scouting Development Officer for the Speke Project believes that “the project facilitates meaningful contact and communication between youth, parents and community organisations to help young people adopt strong values and life skills”.

Every week on Merseyside over 8000 young people enjoy the adventure, partaking in a wide range of activities such as abseiling, weekend expeditions, mountain-biking and kayaking. All you need is an appetite to try something different. The project is looking for volunteers who may be interested in assisting with activities and events which is a great opportunity for people to gain new skills and experiences themselves.
For further information about the project please contact Russell Wright, Scouting Development Officer on 0151 707 2671 or e-mail office@merseysidescouts.com

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