Scouts crack badge

Members of the 6th Morpeth Scouts with some of the donated eggs and the 6th Morpeth Scouts present a cheque of �600 to HelpAge International.

Members of the 6th Morpeth Scouts with some of the donated eggs and the 6th Morpeth Scouts present a cheque of �600 to HelpAge International.

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A TROOP of enterprising Morpeth scouts showed that they are good eggs by raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

The 6th Morpeth group took up the challenge to sell more than 200 dozen free-range eggs to family, friends and neighbours in an Apprentice-style challenge to see who could raise the most money.

And they collected an impressive £600 in less than a week for HelpAge International.

Castle Morpeth District Commissioner Clive Rich said: “I am really proud of all the scouts involved in this project.

“They have learnt many Apprentice-type skills and they are now really aware of the difficulties people, particularly the elderly, face every day in other parts of the world.”

All the proceeds will enable the charity to buy Tough Stuff emergency kits to send out to older people and their families in a disaster zone. Each kit contains a solar panel, LED lamp, radio, USB connectors and a battery power pack.

Each scout involved will be awarded an Enterprise Challenge badge – a brand new addition to the Scout Association awards and badges.

Anyone interested in joining the Scouts movement, or those who would like to get involved as a leader/helper, can find out more by calling 07982 495577 or visiting www.scouts.org.uk/join