Local scout leader Jock Shaw is pictured presenting the keys to Steve Day for a new safety boat and engine.
The water activity centre at Hoveringham has been developed by Steve and his team of volunteers, and offers the experience of sailing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and more to the scouts.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts all enjoy the facilities and fun, even the leaders enjoy the water.
Jock said: “The centre, fully equipped, also trains young people through courses to Royal Yacht Association standard to ensure high standards of safety and leadership.
“Through training, young people join the instructor team themselves and using these skills for life, ensure the experience is enjoyed by many more to follow.”
The centre was in need of a new second safety boat and Jock, with donations from family, friends, concerts and other contributions, helped reach the target to purchase both the boat and engine.
Jock added: “Scouting is always on the lookout for more volunteers to join in the fun.
“If you feel you would like to help out, whether it be helping once a week, sharing your skills on a group committee, scout group chair, treasurer or just help out, we have something for all.”
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