Mayor's praise for young Explorer scouts
ADVENTURE and achievement were celebrated by members of the Ramsbottom Explorer Scout Unit when they told an audience about their 10 day trek through Switzerland.
Eightt boys and two girls had spent a year raising £8,000 to fund their expedition, which saw them backpacking through the country in July, taking on a series of challenges along the way.
Walking 100 miles in 10 days, the teenagers kept log books of their travels, worked on farms, made friends with local people and were often invited for meals.
The activities were all part of their efforts to obtain one of scouting's highest... read more
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