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Being a scout - skills for life . . . and marshmallows

Earlier this month Scouts Scotland offered a few lucky journalists the opportunity to ‘Be a Scout for a Day’ at its Lochgoilhead national activity centre. The Argyllshire Advertiser sent along intrepid reporter Connor Boyd to channel his inner Bear Grylls.

SUSPENDED 50 feet in the air, relying on teamwork to hoist yourself to the summit of the Jacob’s Ladder, you begin to realise that being a scout is way more than the old cliché of ‘boys, badges and big shorts’.

Scouts Scotland has seen a spike in its membership over the last ten years and this was my opportunity to find out what the big attraction is. With the Lochgoilhead centre enjoying its busiest months over the summer season, there was a feeling as we arrived the weather might limit the range of activities on offer.

From left, Katie Docherty, Chris Tiso, Dundee Courier reporter Gayle Ritchie and Steven Maclennan.
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