Hove Edge Scout Group visit
As well as training, fundraising, attending public events and assisting the emergency services with searches and rescues, CVSRT members are often invited along to youth groups and schools to talk about the voluntary work we do within the community and to demonstrate some of the emergency equipment and rapid response vehicles we use. Recently Hove Edge Scout Group kindly invited several team members along to one such event based at Hove Edge Scout Hut.
As you can see from these photos, it was a great evening and the perfect opportunity for the girls and boys from Brighouse with some parents to come along and get hands-on with the stretcher, vacuum mattress and sit in the vehicle. It was also a great opportunity to socialise Trainee Search Dog ‘Orion’ with the group.
Connor Michaels who is Brighouse Scouts District Network Commissioner explained, “Hove Edge Scout Group was saved from closure thanks to the hard work of a small team of volunteers and it’s great to be able to invite teams like CVSRT so the girls and boys can get involved with exciting new experiences. The kids get so much from scouting and clearly are inspired to continue their personal development in later life with organisations such as mountain rescue and CVSRT.”
CVSRT Treasurer, Matt Greaves said, “Quite a few of our team members actually have a scouting background and each year when the team is recruiting we receive a large number of applicants from individuals who have been scouts. We see events like this as planting a seed in the hope that the youngsters wish to progress when they get older, plus it’s a great evening all round.”
For more information about Scouting at Hove Edge Scout Group and other groups in the area please visit: brighousescouts.org.uk