Poacher line and camp link up
Lincolnshire’s very own international Scout and Guide Camp, Poacher 2008, took place last week at Lincolnshire Show-ground and youngsters created a series of colourful mosaics.
Scouts and Guides aged 10-16 from organisations around the world – including as far away as Alaska – attended. Christopher Watson, community rail manager for the Poacher Line, was contacted by local scout leader Janet Guest who suggested that the two “poachers” could do something together. Skegness Station was identified as the best location to display the artwork and Scouts were given free tickets by East Midlands Trains to travel to Skegness to deliver the mosaics. Six are being installed, each with a different theme.
Mr Watson said: “Ideally we would like to see Skegness station refurbished and developed but these mosaics help to brighten up the area and complement the existing artworks perfectly”
As part of the Poacher 2008 experience, Scouts and Guides were also taken to Lincoln Castle, and Gainsborough Old Hall and took part in crafts such as pyrography (burning designs into wood) and glass engraving.