Scouts’ pedal power to raise cash

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A SCOUT group cycled eight miles around Carsington Water to help raise money for a new hut.

The group decided to join Cub Scout Prem Prajipati, who was doing the challenge for his Chief Scout Silver Award.

Greasley Cub Leader Elaine Long said they all jumped on the bandwagon when they saw it as an opportunity to help raise money for their new base.

“We’ve been trying to get our own Scout hut for a while. We saw the bike challenge as an idea opportunity to help pay for it so we decided to keep Prem company and support him,” she said.

The group of 20 biked round Carsington Water, near Ashbourne last Saturday, February 25.