One hundred Scouts, Explorers, Cubs, and Beavers from the Chadderton District of Greater Manchester North Scouts, visited Scout Moor Wind Farm on Saturday 29th March to take part in a sponsored Easter egg hunt and wind energy fact finding challenge.
Making use of the public footpaths which cross the moor, and the wind farm’s gravel tracks, the children split into groups with some searching for eggs and others challenged to use their orienteering skills by walking to specific turbines and collecting wind farm facts from their Scout leaders who were waiting for them.
Chris Welden, a Greater Manchester North Scout leader and event organiser, said:
“It was a great day for everyone involved, we had fun and exercise hiking across Scout Moor looking for Easter eggs, while also managing to learn about how wind energy works and raising much needed funds for our scout group and Dr Kershaw’s hospice.”
The majority of the funds raised will be donated to Dr Kershaw’s hospice with the remainder being used to replace the group’s damaged tents. The event was facilitated by Peel Energy that attended to answer questions about the wind farm, and the plans for expansion, which are being led by Scout Moor Wind Farm Expansion Limited.