Saturday 13 February 2016

Scouts - Climbing

Friday 12th February 2016... was rock climbing night for our adventurous Sea Scouts. Organised by one of our young leaders; 17 Scouts, 2 young leaders, 3 Scout leaders and even parents got involved in rock climbing and bouldering.
Warehouse Gloucester has a varied range of climbing walls (up to 11 metres), Bouldering Floor, dedicated Kids’ Zone, Party rooms, Meeting rooms, Café-Bar and Shop. Their friendly and highly trained staff kept us safe and provided expert tuition and careful supervision to all of our Scouts whilst on site.
Quickly we found our Scouts scaling the walls with ease and as their experience grew; so the competitive environment started to grow. A small competition started around the wire ladder which goes 11 meters floor to ceiling. Times posted started around the 35 seconds mark but as the competition grew, so did their confidence and inevitability times tumbled with the quickest time posted at a surprisingly quick 20 seconds.
For some of the Scouts it was more of an achievement to just get their feet off the floor as this is probably not the best activity for those with a fear of heights. However the support and encouragement of the other Scouts soon had them taking their first steps up the wall.
With sore hands and arms all Scouts left with smiles on their faces having spend another fantastic evening doing something out of the ordinary.
15th St Peters Sea Scout leaders would like to thank all staff at Warehouse Gloucester and we look forward to visiting again in the future.

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