Explorers 'Can Do It'

3rd October 2011

Explorer Scouts from the 44th Glasgow in Kelvindale recently took part in the first ever B&Q You Can Do It Master class for Explorer Scouts at their Coatbridge store.

The Explorers learnt how to put up a shelf and make sure it was level along with putting up curtain poles, mirrors and the hardest task of all a floating shelf.

'Putting up a shelf was much harder than it looks,' said George, aged 16 who learnt how to use a Cordless Drill correctly. John from B&Q said 'these classes give the young people real life skills than they can then go on and further develop as they progress through life.'

The young people learnt a number of skills during the 3-hour master class including how to use a cordless drill correctly and how to put something up on different wall types. They were also given the chance to have a go at solving a simple plumbing problem and learnt how to cut and re-join pipe.

All of these skills are great skills that will be with the young people as they progress through life. 15 year old Explorer Scout Andrew said 'this was a fantastic experience, I learnt a lot and can't wait to have a go at wallpapering and painting next.'

Author: Gary Bainbridge

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