Updated on 14th September, 2019 at 12:00 PM
In August 2018 Gauntlett ESU was the proud recipient of a National Lottery Community Fund (previously Big Lottery Fund) loan to help provide Skills Through Adventure for young poeple in our community. The funding had allowed us purchase camping equipment, expedition equipment including personal equipment, training equipment and some sports and games equipment.
Since gaining the award one year ago we have increased the unit size by 70% and our young people have:
Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best.
Scouting provides a package of interrelated benefits for participants. For those involved the key benefits are fun, friendship, exciting activities, contributing to the community and improving life chances in terms of education and employment. The lottery funding has allowed Gauntlett Explorer Scouts to start and develop these skills and friendships for teens living in a rural location with little other provision for teenagers. Thenk you National Lottery Players