Scouts take first prize

The 10th Ilkeston (Stanley Common) group was the overall winner in the Ilkeston district cross country competition.
The 10th Ilkeston (Stanley Common) group was the overall winner in the Ilkeston district cross country competition.

THE TROPHY cabinet at a village Scouts’ HQ is bulging after a run of successes at the Ilkeston district cross country competition.

The 10th Ilkeston (Stanley Common) group shared first place in their section.

Cubs won their section and Beavers placed third in their competition, securing the group the overall group trophy.

Group chairman Alan Cooper said: “Well done to all of them especially as their efforts gave the 10th the overall group trophy.

“We are especially pleased to win the event in the year that Ilkeston District is celebrating its centenary.”

The 10th group meets at the Bartram Centre in Stanley Common three times a week.

Beavers meet on a Monday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Cubs on Thursday from 6.30pm to 8pm and Scouts on Friday from 7pm to 9pm.