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Isle of Wight Scouts are to hold a free* Open Day at Corf Campsite later this month to give Islanders a taste of what the organisation has to offer.

A whole range of activities including kayaking**, archery, shooting and more will be available at the Newtown base (PO30 4NT) on Saturday 18th May, between 10:00-15:00.

The aim of the day is to introduce Scouting to a new audience to add to the 1,200 young people and 400 adults who are already Scouts here on the Island.

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If you enjoy the experience, there are 23 Scout Groups across the Island to choose from: most have Beaver, Cub and Scout Sections that cater for 6 to 15-year-olds. Self-contained Explorer and Network Scout units allow young people to continue their Scouting Adventure from 15 to 25. Many of them work for Queens Scout and Duke of Edinburgh awards.

As well as introducing youngster to the world of Scouting, there is space for more adults to help deliver the program of activities. As a Leader, you’ll be given full training on all aspects of Scouting, culminating in a management award – the Wood Badge – which is recognised by many employers. In addition, there is a need for helpers, either as Uniformed Active Support or as Occasional helpers at group or County level.

If that’s all too much fun for you, take the once-a-year chance to see around Corf Campsite and a get a different view of Newtown Creek from the shoreline or from the bird hide. Have a cup of tea and a chat with the campsite support team.

If gardening is your forte, the team meets every Monday (08:30-13:00), Wednesday (08:30-14:00) and once a month on Sundays.

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* £3 parking fee per car

**Kayaking will only be available in the morning, due to tide times. Take a change of clothes and a towel!


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