Stuart Wells
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28th Leicester (Wigston) Scout Group Gala

13 June 2014

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The sun was shining brightly across Willow Park on Sunday 8th June, in prefect readiness for 28th Leicester (Wigston) Scout Groups’ summer gala! It wasn’t long after the gates opened that members of the public swarmed in, taking in the exciting atmosphere from not only the cheery Scouts running each of the stalls, but also from the first live performance of the Seaforth Highlanders, a pipes and drums band with the combination of Scottish dancing!
The day was a buzz of energy with plenty of entertainments for both adults and young people, including bouncy castles, children’s races, raffle prizes such as a signed Tigers rugby ball, face painting, table top sales, splat a Scout with a sponge, a fabulous show from the Capital Cheer Junior Cheerleaders, and tug-of-war with a Road Roller! Harry, a Scout from the 28th commented

“I’ve done some hook a duck, I’ve done the wet sponges which was fun because I got wet, and I bought some cheese burgers!”

With the incredible atmosphere it was difficult not to spend the entire day smiling, but for Ben, Finnley and Luke, a Scout and two Cub Scouts from the 28th, their day was made extra special by having the privilege of being presented with their Chief Scout Silver Award during the Gala! To receive the award they had to collect a series of challenge badges which takes time and dedication. When asked how he felt about achieving the award, Ben replied “really good! I’ve worked hard and done my best to get it.” Congratulations to all three award holders.

The 28th annual summer gala was in aid to help raise money towards the group, supporting young people in Leicester. We would like to say a massive thank you to all involved in supporting and arranging this fantastic event!

Written by the Leicestershire County Young Media Team