One of the county’s oldest scout groups enjoyed an exclusive visit this week to Kent’s newest trampoline park to celebrate its centenary year.
The 5th Dartford Scout Group, founded on the 4th December 1916, is the longest continuous running scout group in the Dartford district.
It’s also one of the largest, supporting three beaver colonies, three cub packs, three scout troops and a thriving Explorer Scout Unit, who were all guests at Flip Out Chatham.
Thousands of people have already visited the £1m trampoline park at Dockside in Chatham which was opened last month by the Sports Minister and Kent MP Tracey Crouch.
Flip Out director Mark McGill presented the 104-strong group of scouts with a special cake to help celebrate. He said:
“We were thrilled to host the Dartford Scout Group on such a momentous occasion.
"We were thrilled to host the Dartford Scout Group on such a momentous occasion... We're looking to build more links with community groups right across the county."
Flip Out director Mark McGill
“We’ve only been open a couple of weeks and although this is the biggest single group we’ve had through the doors there was plenty of room for everyone to bounce.
“We’re looking to build more links with community groups right across the county and we’ll shortly be announcing a programme of activities for the new year.”
Kay O'Brien from the 5th Dartford Scout Group said:
“I’d like to thank Flip Out for a great centenary celebration.
“We’re currently fundraising to build a new hall and this was also a great way to mark the fact we’ve already raised £150,000 with a view to starting the build next year.
“The current building is almost 60 years old and with playgroups and others using it, we’re literally bursting at the seams and the hall is no longer structurally able to cope with the needs of those who use it.”
You can book your session to bounce on the Flip Out Chatham website: www.flipout.co.uk/chatham/. Further details can be found by visiting Facebook: @FlipOutChatham Twitter: @FlipOutChatham or Instagram: FlipOutChatham
DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.