Scoutastic gets salute from Team Activ

Scouts from across South Yorkshire had their fun mapped out when they took part in an orienteering challenge led by Barnsley not-for-profit Team Activ.

Team Activ, which provides sport opportunities to schools, businesses and communities, had been asked to run an orienteering challenge at the recent Scoutastic event at Don Valley Stadium.

A total of 2,000 people attended the day-long event taking part in 75 different activities. An incredible 650 people tested their orienteering skills on a specially designed course at the mothballed venue.

Darren Padgett, Team Activ founder, said:

“Scoutastic was a fabulous family event and it was wonderful to see so many young people trying sports they’d never tried before. This is the kind of activity Team Activ organises day in and day out in Yorkshire schools.

“It’s great fun and it was brilliant to see such large numbers of people getting active.”

Team Activ was founded by former PE teacher Darren in 2011. It is a social enterprise company which supports communities, businesses and schools to develop self-confidence, self belief, personal leadership and ambition.

All profit from the company is re-invested in providing sporting opportunity for young people.

Mum Julia Jones plus Dominic, 11, twins Sebastian & Francesca, eight, with Team Activ’s Luke Smith. The children are members of Monk Bretton Air Scout Group


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