GOLCAR Scouts are in celebratory mood!
This Saturday the 4th Golcar Scout Group is 60 years old and as part of the celebrations Golcar Scout and Community Centre in Manor Road, will be officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Dr Ingrid Roscoe.
The community centre is now managed by the Scouts and the 170-strong group has been very busy preparing for the 60th anniversary by sanding, painting and cleaning.
“Scouting is more relevant now than it has ever been,’’ said group Scout leader Craig Ellis.
“The young people in Golcar now have a centre which can take Scouting forward.
“The building suits our purposes perfectly and makes it much easier to provide the fun filled programme that the youngsters enjoy.
“Scouting isn’t about tying knots anymore, it’s about life changing adventures that you can’t do anywhere else.”
The celebrations kick off at 11am with a parade through the centre of Golcar, from the Liberal Club, along Town End and on to Manor Road.
The official opening of the centre will take place at 11.15am.
The centre is the former youth club building and is being leased to the Scouts from Kirklees Council.
The Scouts’ Chief Commissioner of England, Tim Kidd, will also open the Gilwell Room, a multi-purpose training and meeting room in the centre. Other special guests attending the open day include West Yorkshire County Commissioner Mark Stageman, the Mayor of Kirklees Clr Eric Firth and Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney.
The centre will be open for everyone to find out about the history of scouting, both local and national.
Visitors can take part in an archery match or watch the group’s feature length movie of Robin Hood, starring members of the scout troop and explorer scout unit. Children can have a go on a bouncy castle.
If you are interested in hiring Golcar Scout and Community Centre please contact 4thgolcar.org.uk/contact-us