On Monday the 5th of April (Easter Monday) The Explorer Scout section would like to invite all sections of the Group and their families to join us on a walk for Haiti. This would be an ideal opportunity to get some fresh air and be a good way to burn some calories due to eating too many Easter eggs.
Earlier in the year, in response to the earthquake in Haiti, the Explorer Scouts felt that it would be important to raise money for the surviving families. It was decided that a walk to raise money would be a good idea once the cold weather had passed us.
We are asking for a ‘donation’ of £5 per family. All money collected will go towards the Haiti earthquake fund. Participation in the event will also count towards badges for the younger sections.
Please feel free to ask other families to come along to enjoy the day.
The walk will begin from The Warren at 1pm and will take us up through the Forrest of Rossendale and then back down to the Irwell before returning to The Warren at around 3pm. The walk is a pleasant 2.5 miles and although it is not a difficult walk it would be unsuitable for wheelchairs and prams.
It is advisable to wear suitable footwear and be prepared for the changeable weather during a Rossendale spring!
On return to the Warren, the friends of the 38th have offered to be on hand to make hot drinks and toast some hot cross buns! We are also hoping to arrange an Easter Egg hunt on the Warren for the Children.
We are hoping that this becomes the first ‘family ramble’ of many.
We would also like to thank Walter Waide for helping to organise the walk (a local hill walking legend no less!).
Please inform your Section Leader if you are attending to give us an indication of numbers for the day.
Thank you for your support.
The Explorer Scouts.