Banchory Scouts on Canada expedition

Banchory Scout Group and Leaders ready for their Canada visit
Banchory Scout Group and Leaders ready for their Canada visit

A party of 60 Banchory Scouts and 10 leaders departed in kilts from Aberdeen International Airport last week on the trip of a lifetime to Canada.

Travelling via Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, all but two passengers were from the Scout group and they were presented with a traditional woggle and neckie to become honorary members of the group for the duration of the flight.

The Scouts are visiting various places including Toronto, Haliburton Scout Reserve and Niagara Falls during their trip which will also include home hospitality.

Scout leader Mike Wilson said: “We are all very excited about the trip which will be a great experience for all those taking part.

“I would also like to thank the support of the local community which helped us raise over £40,000 towards the costs.”

The Banchory Scouts have made several group trips to Canada over the years, the first being in 1980.

They will be camping at different locations for several nights and meeting up with local families for hospitality.

The party is due to return from the latest visit at the end of the month.