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Super Scouts are ready to take flight!

Published: Mon, 23 Jul 2018
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NIHE helps to fund the West Belfast Scouts group for a trip to Czech Republic
The NIHE helps to fund local young people for an educational trip
We gave funding to a West Belfast Scouts group to help take local young people on an educational trip to the Czech Republic.
Young people from Woodvale, Shankill and Ballygomartin are heading off on the 31st July to spend a week in Karlstejn, a village in the Czech Republic.
As well as taking part in a range of outdoor pursuits, the Scouts will be stopping over in Prague and exploring Karlstejn Castle. They will also have the opportunity to visit Treblinka Concentration Camp, which was used by the Nazis during the Second World War.  
Tom Scott, from the West Belfast District Scout Council, explains how our funding has helped make this trip possible:
“As you can imagine, taking 79 young people and leaders to the Czech Republic is very expensive so we were absolutely delighted to get nearly £5,000 from the Housing Executive. This will be used to pay for travel and activity gear associated with the trip as well as to cover the costs for accommodation.
“The Scouts are really looking forward to experiencing a new culture and learning more about the history of this beautiful country.”
Paddy Kelly, our Area Manager for West Belfast, said:
“The West Belfast District Scout Council provides young people with opportunities to develop their skills and enhance the areas that they live in.
“I am thrilled that the group are able to use funding from our Community Grant Scheme to go on a once in a lifetime trip to the Czech Republic. I hope they have a fantastic time and I look forward to hearing how they got on when they return.”