1st Tolworth is one of the largest Scout Groups in the Royal Kingston District and provides an attractive programme for its young people. The dedicated leadership team encourages the ‘Scouts’ to participate in a whole range of indoor and outdoor pursuits so that the young people can develop their skills and enjoy new experiences. The Group has the facilities and equipment to provide a diverse range of activities ranging from computer skills to camping in remote locations.
The highlight of the past year must be the opening of the Climbing Wall on January 19th.
After my assisted climb I remembered my first ever climb. I was 6, at the newly opened Grand Avenue Primary School, after a year at Douglas Road School. A pair of football boots tied together were hanging from a footrest well up a telegraph pole, with the young owner wondering how to get them down. I thought I could climb the pole with legs and arms wrapped round. I succeeded, much to the joy of the owner, and a passing Stop Me & Buy One, Wall’s Ice Cream Tricycle Rider gave me a free ice cream. My Mother wasn’t pleased at having to wash my trousers and jacket impregnated with Creosote – one of my early memories.
I was fascinated by the enthusiasm of the many youngsters who succeeded in climbing the Wall after the opening, thanks to the skill of our trained Instructors. For some it will lead them to try climbing on real rock and then mountains in Snowdonia or beyond. It will open up a new world of experience.
I wish to pay a tribute to Heather, our GSL, who continues her great leadership, despite her medical problems.
DAT, Alan Thomas
(78th Anniversary in Scouting)
March, Service and 1st Tolworth get-together afterwards.
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