Scarborough and District Scouts held their major camp, YEDJAM 17, on the Bank Holiday weekend, 26-29 May 2017. 400 Scouts attended from across the 5 sections of Scouting: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network. An action-packed weekend was based upon the learning themes: personal development, skills training and leadership.
Dale Power Solutions ensured that the campers received continuous power in both the residential and activity areas over the 4 days. Apprentices Holly Barratt and Josh Derrington assisted with the pre-installation, adding to their hands-on work experience for event and temporary installations and ensuring everything complied with current electrical regulations. Support was also provided by A Bird/HSS who supplied and delivered 3 off 40KVA and one 10KVA generators, and NTL Electrical who supplied 3 Phase 63A distribution boards. This ensured the camp received continuous power from start to finish.
Andrew Dickinson, Explorer Scout Leader (and Service Co-ordinator at Dale) explained why his organisation’s support was important to the success of the weekend. “The camp was based on a green field site with no mains power supply. Dale provided the hardware and technical support to ensure the camp had continuous power throughout the event. This meant we had lighting, cooking facilities and power to run the activity zones.”
Dale Business Support Manager, Mark Carter added, “Supporting youth development is fundamental to the success of our local community and subsequently the success of our business. We deploy our apprentices to support community projects whenever we can. It’s a win-win – the apprentices gain experience and the project benefits from their support and expertise. Our apprentices are STEM Ambassadors who work tirelessly to educate young people, parents and schools on the benefits of apprenticeships. As a company, we are passionate about developing young people and equipping them with valuable skills for their future, our future and the future of the country.”
In 2016 Dale was one of the first companies in the UK to be awarded with the newly initiated Princess Royal Training Award in recognition of their outstanding training and skills development programmes. This follows 10 years of investment in apprenticeships and succession planning to address the challenges of a remote location and an ageing workforce.