Tadcaster CEF helps Scouts get back on the road again

Tadcaster Scouts are back on the road again with a helping hand from the Tadcaster & Villages Community Engagement Forum (CEF).

The 1st Tadcaster Scout Group (which includes Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & Young Leaders) needed funding to get their minibus back on the road and the Tadcaster CEF has provided £1,000 to help.

The popular group has almost 200 children involved with activities taking place five nights a week, supported by a team of 30 leaders and volunteer supporters.

John Swift, Group Scout Leader said, “We are very fortunate to own a minibus but unfortunately it broke down in August 2017 whilst we were on the Scout summer camp in Guernsey. Since then we have been actively fundraising at the Tadcaster Christmas Market and Magnets bonfire, with a sponsored 100km bike ride and a Christmas 'Santa's Sleigh'. During June 2018 we completed a coast-to-coast sponsored walk and raised over £5000 for Bloodwise, a leukaemia charity.

“The minibus allows us to do activities such as group walks, transporting children to scout camps across the region or helping them take part in sponsored bike rides.”

Chair of Tadcaster & Villages CEF, Cllr Richard Sweeting, added, “The Tadcaster Scout group is a really popular, well attended group. We know scouting helps young people play an active role in our community and we delighted to help them with funding towards the costs of repairing their minibus.”

There are five CEFs covering the Selby District – Central, Eastern, Western, Southern and Tadcaster & Villages. Each has £20,000 to spend on local projects that make a difference in their communities. 

Find out more about the work of the CEFs.