Hillside Scout Group receives four-figure grant

Councillor Bob Baker is pictured with local scouts from Hillside Scout Group: Harry Benison, Decan Laverick, Joe Tart, Charlie Nicholson and Sebi Rock.
Councillor Bob Baker is pictured with local scouts from Hillside Scout Group: Harry Benison, Decan Laverick, Joe Tart, Charlie Nicholson and Sebi Rock.

A local scout group is better equipped for expeditions thanks to a council grant.

Hillside Scout Group was awarded £2,500 from Hambleton District Council’s ‘Making a Difference Fund’ to enable them to buy lightweight equipment for land and water expeditions.

Backed by councillor Bob Baker, the new equipment allows the Knayton-based group to venture further afield.

Hillside Scout Group currently has 90 members who come from Knayton, Borrowby, the Siltons, Felixkirk, South Otterington and Osmotherley.