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Ulverston’s Interact Club carries out Voluntary Service for Scouts Activity Centre

[L]ast weekend ten members and two leaders of the newly formed Xenolith Interact club carried out a weekend’s service project at the Great Tower Scout Activity Centre, near Windermere.

The Interact Club is the 14yrs to 18yrs section of Rotary International, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Ulverston and was formed last year within the Xenolith Explorer Scout Unit.

The aim of the Interact Club is to carry out community service projects both locally and internationally, the members are also Xenolith Explorer Scouts so this work contributes to their Activity Centre Service Award and their Community Impact Awards.

During the weekend under the guidance of Explorer Scout Leaders Rowan Barton and Madigan Long the guys were involved in building a ‘natural path’ through some woodland at the bottom of the site then erected two huge mess tents.

Matthew Haddow, 15, one of the club members said “It was a brilliant weekend, really really cold and hard work but great fun!”

Gemma Gilbert, Great Tower Centre Assistant said: “The whole team were absolutely brilliant, extremely positive and had a great attitude.  They created a new path for us down to our new car park area and put up the 2 mess tents for our tented village.”

Madigan said: “Projects like this are great for the Club and the Unit, they are hard work but very satisfying when they can be completed within the weekend.”

Bryan Caine Xenolith Explorer Scout Leader said: “This age group of young people who do this community work are very busy with exams and other interests yet they make time to carry out these major service projects and find them rewarding.”

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