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Aid to Lost Hikers

2 Young People from Lonsdale District, aid lost hikers in the Lake District

A few weeks ago, Evelyn and Eleanor, 16, from Lonsdale District, were on a practice expedition and wild camping in the Lake District around the Scafell Pike area as they build their skills like resilience, initiative, and independence ahead of attempting their Explorer Belt in North Macedonia this summer.

At Scouts, we help young people step up, speak up and gain skills for life. So the weekend was going to plan as they had just pitched their tents, ready to tuck into dinner when they heard shouts for help coming from a distance. Evelyn and Eleanor were quick to go to the aid of 2 men who had come off Scafell Pike the wrong way and were lost, with one man injured and not having a torch. The 2 young people, supported the lost hikers back down the path to a local farm to call for help and shared snacks along the way demonstrating qualities such as thinking on your feet, stepping into their shoes and seeing their side.

Josh & Ali, Volunteers, said: ‘Evelyn and Eleanor’s actions exemplify what it means to be a Scout, to help other people, to have the courage and confidence to help and to be prepared with the right equipment and knowledge to do so. We are grateful that everyone made it off of the hill OK; their actions undoubtedly stopped a bad situation from getting worse, and for that, everyone at The Saints Explorer Scout Unit is proud to have them in our Unit.’

Mandy Sweet, Lead Volunteer, said: ‘I believe that The Scouts empowers young people. It gives them skills to achieve the remarkable, and opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the rapidly changing world. Evelyn and Eleanor showed as Scouts, they are active citizens, supporting the wider community. I am so proud of them and their actions to help others in need.’

At Scouts, we’re the dream builders, the future makers, and the inspirers, helping create closer communities and building a stronger society. Evelyn and Eleanor have shown that by their actions..

Author: jonnutten