Vi Kirk from Craig's presents
Christopher Sisk, Claire McAroe and Mark
Craig with a cheque to fund their Polish
A LOCAL scout troop has secured funding for three intrepid
explorers to have the chance to complete the challenge of a
Engineering and construction products distributors, Craig's will
be sponsoring Christopher Sisk, Claire McAroe and Mark Craig to
travel to Eastern Europe to gain their European Explorer Belt,
one of the most challenging awards in the scouting world.
Craig's Company Secretary, Vi Kirk presented the three scouts
with their expedition money this week at the company's new
premises in Lisburn.
Managing Director David Craig commented, "The Explorer Belt is
one of the highest Scouting Awards you can achieve in Ireland
and we are delighted to sponsor these brave Venture Scouts. An
experience like this can be a life-changing one and we wish them
every luck for the expedition."
The Explorers will work in teams of two and will have to hike
their way around the Polish countryside in August this year. As
part of this physical, mental and personal challenge, they will
have to find their way from the drop point back to the base
camp, meeting locals, working with them and learning about the
Polish culture along the way.
One of the scouts taking part, Claire McAroe stated, "We are all
really excited to be going on the expedition. It will be a real
adventure. I think it will be such a challenge, not just
physically but mentally too, although our training has already
helped us to prepare."