New Scouts invested as troop is launched

A NEW Scout troop in Harrogate has been launched with the investiture of its very first members.

The 23rd Harrogate (Hookstone) Scout Troop was launched at Spofforth Castle on Friday last week where nine former Cub Scouts, who had left the 23rd’s Cub pack after summer camp, were formally inducted after a countryside hike in which they carried out a map-reading challenge to find the location of their investiture.

The troop will be run by new Scout leader Andy Battle and assistant Andy Deighton, supported by adult helpers Helen Mills, Alan Tucker and Kerri Tucker.

Any boy or girl aged 10-and-a-half to 14-and-a-half who is interested in joining the new troop should contact Andy Battle on 01423 884977.