Minnigaff Scouts have been out and about in the region during the winter months.
David Beattie the Scout Leader told The Galloway Gazette: “Minnigaff scouts have had a busy winter programme. We took part in the annual District Night hike at Gatehouse, along with other troops from the Region. This involved hiking in the dark near Gatehouse and completing scouting based “incidents” . Surprisingly (because we have never won before!), we came first.
The troop had a very successful bingo evening to raise funds, hosted as ever by our very own caller, Brian “Bingo” Harrison. The evening raised over £400. There have been plenty of Games evenings, with the popular introduction of a version of the children’s game Hungry Hippos. Our version had scouts on skateboards attached to ropes trying to retrieve balls with a washing basket - fantastic fun. The evening at the police station organised by PC Nicola McFadzean went down a treat as well; pictured is a handcuffed Logan Harris about to be locked in the cells.
Talking of treats, we had our annual Great Chip Challenge, where scouts judge the best chips in Newton Stewart. The worthy winner this year was Little India in Victoria Street. Pictured are the scouts presenting the owner with the winning certificate.”