Scouts help at car wash

Bakewell and Youlgrave Scout Group help at a car wash at Bakewell Showground.
Bakewell and Youlgrave Scout Group help at a car wash at Bakewell Showground.

Helpful Scouts got their sponges out to take part in a charity car wash.

Youngsters from Bakewell and Youlgrave Scout groups pitched in at Bakewell Showground to raise funds for their visit to Haarlem Jamborette International Scout Camp in Holland in July.

Wet weather on Saturday put a damper on their work so the Scouts packed up and went home but on Sunday the sun came out and the Scouts managed to wash 20 cars including a local police van to raise over £100 for their trip.

Mike Horrod, Scout leader, said: “The Bakewell Show people kindly gave us use of their car park at the Showground and parents helped with the supply of buckets and sponges.”

The Scouts have other activities planned to help them raise funds for the trip, when a party of 20 Scouts and leaders will be travelling to Holland for a ten day international Scouting camp.

The event is held every four years and sees Scouts, aged ten to 16, take part in a wide range of activities such as hikes, survival and camp fires.