New play equipment provided by Hambleton Council
With the help of a grant of £4,500 from Hambleton District Council’s ‘Making a Difference Fund’ The Watson Scout Centre in Carlton in Cleveland has used the money to replace a worn out climbing frame and swing with a new state of the art ‘Pod Swing’.
The swing is designed for multiple users and encourages social play and physical activity which is also fun. It is fully inclusive with comfort and security.
Over 1,200 young people use the activity centre each year for a residential experience. It is available to not only Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Girl Guides, but is also used by local schools, Boys Brigades, Search and Rescue, Walking Groups, and Duke of Edinburgh Groups.
The centre, which is a converted Manor House, is run by our own voluntary Management Committee and provides 36 beds, communal lounge, dining room, kitchen, activity room, play area and a large camping field at the rear. The play area in the field is a very popular facility and the programme reflects this.
One of the 6th Ripon Group Leaders last weekend remarked that the Pod Swing "was a great piece of equipment and enjoyed by all – good for wellbeing as it helped tire the young people out ready for bed".
The 6th Ripon Group are pictured here enjoying the new facility.
We ALL thank the Hambleton Council for their generous Grant