Firm’s £500 donation enables Scouts’ summer trip to Norway

Kongsberg Maritime present a cheque to Scouts in Peterhead..(Photo Ross Johnston/Newsline Scotland)
Kongsberg Maritime present a cheque to Scouts in Peterhead..(Photo Ross Johnston/Newsline Scotland)

A GROUP of teenagers from 1st Peterhead Scouts will jet off to Norway this summer for the camping experience of a lifetime, thanks to the generosity of Kongsberg Maritime Ltd.

The company, which has headquarters in Norway as well as an operational base in Aberdeen, has donated £500 to help the 17 Explorer Scouts make the trip across the North Sea.

The group of teenagers will spend two weeks in Alesund – Peterhead’s twin town - and will be camping at Gjermundes where they will experience everything from quad biking and canoeing to street drumming and backwoods cooking.

Scout Leader Andrew Baird said the donation has helped significantly towards covering the costs of attending the camp.

“We are extremely grateful to Kongsberg Maritime for this very kind donation

“The youngsters are particularly thankful, as they are looking forward to it so much,” he said.

“We do fundraising to help cover the costs, but it is a huge help when a large donation such as this is made.

“It means so much to us that it has come from a company with links to Norway, as they recognise the importance of what we are doing in introducing young people to different cultures.”

David Shand, general manager Offshore of Kongsberg Maritime, says the company was keen to support initiatives which expose young people to life in different areas of the world.

“I hope the Peterhead Scouts will draw lots of inspiration from their visit to Norway,” he said.