Scouts step out for Khandel Light


A VILLAGE scout troop stepped out in aid of a Crow country charity on Sunday.

The 23 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the 7th Royston (Barkway) Scout Group set off with their leaders on a sponsored country walk to raise cash for Khandel Light, the Barley-based charity founded to support the impoverished and marginalised in an area of Rajasthan, in Northern India.

Cub Scout Leader Roger Truett oganised the walk. He said: “This was a great opportunity to get our members out into the countryside and at the same time raise money for an important local charity. The money raised has already exceeded £500.”

The walk started at the Scout hut in Barley at 2pm and followed footpaths through Newsells and Cockenach, eventually finishing back at the Scout hut. The age of the walkers ranged from six to 66, and the group, lead by Paul Robinson, were on the road for two hours, 30 minutes.

Khandel Light trustee Richard Bland said: “This is an amazing effort by the 7th Royston Scout Group and their support will have a dramatic impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

“We and they are very grateful.”