Girvan Scouts score safety points

SAFETY FIRST: Girvan Scouts made safety a priority when they earned their rail safety badges last month.
SAFETY FIRST: Girvan Scouts made safety a priority when they earned their rail safety badges last month.

SCOUTS and Cubs in Girvan have been making safety look rail easy as they took a trip on the trains for their railway safety badge.

A group of 14 Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from the 3rd Ayrshire 1st Girvan group teamed up with Network Rail representative Colin Redford, who works in the signal box at Girvan, to learn all about level crossings and railway dangers. They had a leisurely lunch on board a train while being transported from Girvan to Dunragit, where they kept an eye out for crossings, and also visited Ayr and Stranraer stations.

Scout leader Alan Hill said: “The kids really enjoyed themselves and Colin, Network Rail, and ScotRail were really helpful. It was a good day out.”

The children all received bags and t-shirts emblazoned with the ‘no messin’ Network Rail safety logo, and were presented with certificates. Mr Hill wished to thank Scout leaders Michelle Collins, Wendy McGinlay, and Jean and Katrina Hill for their help. If you are interested injoining or volunteering with the Scouts, Cubs, or Beavers just head along to a meeting at the Scout Hall at 9 Glendoune Street. The Scouts meet each Tuesday from 6.55-9pm; the Cubs every Monday from 6.45-8.15pm; and the Beavers each Friday from 6-7pm.