Scouts become Sport Makers

TWENTY-three scouts from Holbeach have made a pledge to get people playing sport.

The scouts attended a Sport Makers workshop held at their scout hut, which inspired them to give something back to the community and volunteer at local sports sessions and events.

For the scouts completing their Duke of Edinburgh Awards, being a Sport Maker will provide them with increased recognition for what they are doing within the community.

Andy Cowper-Johnson, Duke of Edinburgh Award county advisor, said: “Participating in the Sport Makers programme not only gets young people helping others in the community, but inspires them to achieve self-belief and focuses on using skills and talents they may not have known they had.

“The inspirational workshop the scouts took part in gave them the platform to achieve all of this and more.”

Coordinated by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, Sport Makers aims to inspire 548 people in Lincolnshire to get involved in sport, with each of them spending at least ten hours organising or leading sporting activities. It is open to anyone aged 16 and over.

Lizzie Couling, workforce development manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “The workshop was really interactive. The scouts seemed to take a lot from the workshop. I look forward to hearing their stories about what they have done as Sport Makers.”

To sign up as a Sport Maker, visit www.sportmakers.co.uk or for more information about the workshops call Lizzie on 01522 585580.