Since January a group of Explorers from different parts of the Region have been training as Assistant Instructors with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and others.
So far they have covered High Ropes, the Mohawk Walk, Nightline, Mountain Board, Archery and Axe Throwing. They are looking forward to doing Bushcraft and Orienteering over the summer.
Matt, one of the new Assistant Instructors told us, “I always had great fun myself doing activities at Bonaly and now I am able to give back by helping other people do the same. The instruction I have received has been fantastic!”
If you are at Bonaly doing any of the exciting activities available, look out for the Assistant Instructors wearing light blue vests with ‘Assistant Instructor’ on the back. If they’re on the high ropes activity they won’t be wearing them because loose clothing can be a hazard. Whether they’re wearing them or not they will be happy to talk to you about what they are doing.
This is a pilot project helped by funding from Scouts Scotland and we’re looking forward to building on it in the future.