DOZENS of scouts will be out in force before, during and after Burton Albion’s final home game of the season to raise the profile of the organisation and raise some cash to boost its coffers.
Bosses at the League Two club revealed that the Pirelli Stadium would be hosting members of the 11th Burton on Trent Scout Group, also known as ‘The Foresters’, at Sunday’s game against Chesterfield.
The group is hoping to raise money to pay for a trip to Belgium in the summer in a bid to commemorate the start of the First World War.
Angela Burns, group scout leader, revealed why the group will be heading to the Pirelli at the weekend.
She said: “We would like to thank everyone in advance who will drop some change into our buckets.
“We as a group and provide weekly activities to around 135 young people across the area.
“We are currently raising funds to allow a group of 34 scouts and leaders to visit Belgium this summer.
“We were looking for a venue for our summer camp and, with the anniversary of the start of the First World War this year, we decided to go and visit Belgium and take in some of the history of the war.
“We have planned to visit some of the battlegrounds and war graves and are paying particular attention to those young men that left our area to go and fight for their country.
“We will pay our respects to as many soldiers that are buried or remembered there as well as we can.
“We try to make all trips affordable to everyone and the kind generosity of fans will help us to achieve our goal.”
The scouts will be out and about at the stadium in various locations before and after the game.
More information is available by heading online to www.forestersscouts.org