Grants buy giant paddleboards for the Taw Explorer Scouts

Taw Explorer and 1st Ilfracombe Scouts members with the new paddleboards and equipment. Picture: Ton

Taw Explorer and 1st Ilfracombe Scouts members with the new paddleboards and equipment. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts can now take to the water for a new activity thanks to the generosity of the surrounding communities.

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts try out the new paddleboards purchased thanks to generous local gran

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts try out the new paddleboards purchased thanks to generous local grants. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

Grants from various sources have enabled the Taw Explorers to purchase two extra large stand up paddleboards that can support a up to eight people, together with paddles and flotation vests.

The equipment will also be used by all Scout groups across the district on a small private lake near Knowle.

Steve Donohue, district Explorer Scout commissioner, said it offered a new and exciting activity to Scouting members aged between eight and 25 across North Devon.

He thanked a number of sources for donations, including Rotary Shop and Freemasons.

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts try out the new paddleboards purchased thanks to generous local gran

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts try out the new paddleboards purchased thanks to generous local grants. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant


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Local councillors Caroline Chugg, Frank Biederman, John Matthews, Jeremy Yabsley and Robin Bonds plus many more donated funds from their locality budgets.

There was also a significant donation from Devon County Communities Together Grants Scheme.

To find out more about scouting in North Devon and how to get involved, visit http://www.northdevonscouts.org/ .

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts try out the new paddleboards purchased thanks to generous local gran

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts try out the new paddleboards purchased thanks to generous local grants. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts try out the new paddleboards purchased thanks to generous local gran

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts try out the new paddleboards purchased thanks to generous local grants. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts try out the new paddleboards purchased thanks to generous local gran

North Devon Taw Explorer Scouts try out the new paddleboards purchased thanks to generous local grants. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

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