Scouting group explore the Netherlands

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40 SCOUTS have returned from an adventure in the Netherlands marking 80 years of scouting in Glasgow’s disabled community.

The boys — who attend weekly meetings in Netherlee and Clarkston — have a range of physical disabilities and life-limiting conditions.

Their trip, taking in camping at Zeeland and an indoor stay in Baarn, cost almost £100,000 — fundraised by volunteer scout leaders.

Scout Ryan Hughes (17), who lives with cerebral palsy, said: “This was the most awesome experience of my life. We got to go abroad with our mates and try hundreds of new activities — I just didn’t want to come home.”

Expedition leader Michael Shanks added: “This trip was two years in the planning and thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers, we raised the cash needed, organised all the logistics and laid on an adventurous two week programme.

“Everyone left with lifelong memories - and a few pairs of clogs.”