Scouts make splash on way to Norway

Berwickshire pancakes
Berwickshire pancakes

THE Eyemouth Scout Troop is representing Berwickshire at the Norwegian National Scout Jamboree in Stavanger Norway in 2013.

In order to raise funds to support this potential experience of a lifetime, leaders and parents are supporting scouts to raise funds for the trip.

The first event was a pancake stall during Herring Queen Week with scouts flipping pancakes to order! Despite a very wet day they battered through with ingredients donated by Stuarts Nets.

The second event at Coldingham Gala found the scouts and other “volunteers” getting wet in the stocks with parents marshalling cars in the car park. A car boot sale by one of the parents was a further boost to the funds.

Most recently a duck race with a field of 760 ducks was held in Reston with prizes donated by R. and G. Foreman and Sons, The Tavern and Councillor Michael Cook.

Scout leader Douglas Allan said: “It has been tremendous the support that we have received from the community so far.

“We need to thank the Eyemouth Rotary for the use of their ducks, Barry Smith of Reston Riverside Project for use of the river, Reston Post Office for selling local ducks and the organising committees of the Eyemouth Herring Queen and Coldingham Gala allowing us to participate in their events.”

With only nine months to go fundraising is in full swing. Coffee mornings are scheduled as follows: Coldingham Village Hall on November 3, Ayton Community Hall on December 1. The whole scout group is doing a bag pack at Morrisons on October 13 with a coffee morning at the Eyemouth Masonic Hall on December 15.