YOU - Youth Organisations in Uniform
06/06/2016 21:02:00......Posted by Sara Bashford
On Sunday 5th June under cloudless skies, I went with two council colleagues to Royal Russel School to witness over eighty young people and their volunteer adult leaders gather for a series of challenges, tests, tasks and most of all fun. This was organised by YOU the Croydon Youth Organisations in Uniform
The eight mixed teams including the Combined Cadet Force, Scouts, Air cadets, Volunteer Police Cadets, Girl Guides, Girls Brigade, Boys’ Brigade and Croydon youth council came together and took part in various challenges. The challenges included a climbing wall, archery, donning a Firefighters gear, team building tasks, searching their own ‘scene of crime’ forensics exercise, making paper aeroplanes that fly, and frisbee golf.
Cllr Simon Brew (Purley) and I were asked if we wanted to try out the archery and were very happy to take up the challenge. I am pleased to say I hit the target and managed on my fourth attempt to hit the bullseye. What I am going to do with this new found skill I am not sure but I can say that the day was very well organisied and enabled the young people involved to gain many new skills and have a fun packed day.
We are lucky to have so many local uniformed groups run by dedicated volunteers and I would encourage young people to get involved to gain new skills whilst having great fun.