INTREPID Cub Scouts have received a £1,000 cash boost from a top energy company.
Wirksworth’s First Cub Scouts group has been awarded the grant from E.ON’s Employee Community Fund, thanks to E.ON employee Andrew Fretter.
The money will be used to fund global positioning systems (GPS) to allow the cubs to go geocaching and to develop navigational skills by taking part in this outdoor treasure hunting activity.
Andrew Fretter, E.ON employee and activity leader for Wirksworth Scout Group, said: “We rely mainly on our own fundraising and I’m delighted that E.ON is able to help the cubs in this way.
“We want young people to have access to technology that breaks stereotypes and which can be used outdoors. Thanks to E.ON this funding will give the Cub Scouts the opportunity to learn practical skills in a way that is geared towards having fun.”
The fund helps charities and communities in the UK that support education projects or vulnerable consumers.