You’ve heard of scouts doing a good turn - now they’re doing good manoeuvres too!

08:23 15 July 2014

Ely scouts got behind the wheel as part of the Young Driver program

Ely scouts got behind the wheel as part of the Young Driver program

Archant

A group of scouts from Ely were given the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a car at a special young driver event held last Wednesday.

Ely scouts got behind the wheel as part of the Young Driver programEly scouts got behind the wheel as part of the Young Driver program

A group of more than 20 scouts, aged between 11 and 14, were given one-to-one tuition by specialist firm Young Drive – which offers driving lessons to 11-17 year olds.

During their lessons, the scouts practised manoeuvres on a specially constructed road system with traffic signs, roundabouts and car parks.

The session was held in the car park of Sainsbury’s, in Lisle Lane, where they each spent 15 minutes learning the basics of driving, including preparing to drive, setting off and steering.

Ely scouts got behind the wheel as part of the Young Driver programEly scouts got behind the wheel as part of the Young Driver program

Kim Stanton from Young Driver, said: “We’ve been delighted to hold a special event for the Ely scouts, and we hope they’ve all enjoyed themselves. But the lessons are about much more than that – young driver safety needs tackling.

“The roads are the biggest killer of our young people. We strongly believe that educating them about driving over a longer period of time is key.”

Cecilia de Boer, scout leader, added: “This is what Scouting is about- opening young people’s eyes to a world of promise and possibilities. Seeing the young people’s smiles grow bigger and bigger as their confidence behind the wheel grew, made the organisation of the event, all worthwhile. The scouts did themselves proud.”

For further information about Young Driver, visit www.youngdriver.eu or call 0844 371 9010.

For more information about joining Scouts, search www.cambridgeshirescouts.org.uk

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