Hundreds gather in Hitchin town centre for #SCOUTitOUT

Children enjoy the climbing wall at #SCOUTitOUT in Hitchin. Picture: Alan Millard

Children enjoy the climbing wall at #SCOUTitOUT in Hitchin. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of young people gathered in Hitchin town centre at the weekend in a tremendous show of support for the scouting movement in North Herts.

Children enjoy the climbing wall at #SCOUTitOUT in Hitchin. Picture: Alan Millard

Children enjoy the climbing wall at #SCOUTitOUT in Hitchin. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

The occasion was part of an event called #SCOUTitOUT which took place in Market Place on Saturday and saw new Hitchin MP Bim Afolami attend.

Scores of eager participants took part in the free adventurous activities available including a zip wire along the High Street, a climbing wall, archery, and sumo fighting.

And many families later sat by the river in front of St Mary’s playing lawn games, while scouts ran stalls to fundraise for their next expedition.

Tony Hankin, Hitchin Scouts’ district commissioner, said: “I would like to thank Hitchin for supporting our #SCOUTitOUT event.

Giving a thumbs up to #SCOUTitOUT in Hitchin. Picture: Hitchin Scouts

Giving a thumbs up to #SCOUTitOUT in Hitchin. Picture: Hitchin Scouts - Credit: Archant

“The interest that has been shown in Hitchin scouting has been fantastic and a number of people have come forward to volunteer with us and support the young people of Hitchin.

“If anyone else wants to know more about what we do, please have a look at our website for more information.”

Most Read

Hitchin Scouts is always looking for new volunteers – and whether it’s an hour a week or an hour a month, there’s a role that can suit the time you can give.

Visit www.hitchinscouts.org/volunteering for more information.

Ready to go down the zip wire for #SCOUTitOUT in Hitchin. Picture: Hitchin Scouts

Ready to go down the zip wire for #SCOUTitOUT in Hitchin. Picture: Hitchin Scouts - Credit: Archant

Flat out from sumo wrestling. Picture: Hitchin Scouts

Flat out from sumo wrestling. Picture: Hitchin Scouts - Credit: Archant

Children enjoy the climbing wall at #SCOUTitOUT in Hitchin. Picture: Alan Millard

Children enjoy the climbing wall at #SCOUTitOUT in Hitchin. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

North Herts District Council chairman Alan Millard with Hitchin MP Bim Afolami and Hitchin Scouts' d

North Herts District Council chairman Alan Millard with Hitchin MP Bim Afolami and Hitchin Scouts' district president Richard Cox. Picture: Maureen Millard - Credit: Archant

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter