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Tarmac Tunstead donates to local scout group

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Tarmac’s Tunstead site has helped High Peak Scout District by donating £100 towards leadership, teamwork and personal development activities as part of a recent international expedition.

Sixty four people from High Peak Scout district visited the International Scout Camp in Kandersteg, Switzerlans, to take part in a global jamboree.

Tarmac’s donation contributed to the cost of activities planned whilst the Scouts were at the camp, including a Kandersteg Trail, hiking, climbing, rafting and a world scout workshop in which the scouts could learn more about scouting, Switzerland and The Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC).

Viv Russell, Director of Lime and Powders at Tarmac in Tunstead said: “It is very important to us to work closely within the local community by supporting charities, sports clubs and community events, so we were happy to make a donation to High Peak Scouts. It was fantastic to hear that they got so much out of their trip to Kandersteg.”

In total, the scouts took part in 58 different activities, which were based around three main themes: outdoor and adventure, world and skills. KISC aims to allow scouts to progress through aspects of social, physical, intellectual, character, emotional and spiritual development (SPICES), with each activity providing an opportunity for the scouts to gain a range of Kandersteg/ UK badges and awards.

Paul Mason, Expedition Leader and Scout Leader of the 1st Chapel en le Frith Pathfinder troop, said: “We had an exceptional expedition and the whole scout group benefited from taking part in the different activity programmes. The opportunities that the camp offers to young people are invaluable and we would like to thank Tarmac at Tunstead for their donation which meant our scouts could enjoy this experience to the full.”

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