Scouts in Cupar are hoping the local community will splash their cash in support of international charity WaterAid when the Thursday night pack take on an outdoor bucket challenge relay this week.
The group, who belong to the 10th Fife 1st Cupar group, meet on Thursday evenings and this week they will be competing in their Patrols to see who can carry the most water safely from one end of the town’s Wetlands playing fields to another.
The aim is to raise money for WaterAid, a charity the youngsters want to support as part of their project on ‘water’.
A spokesman for the pack explained: “We want to raise awareness of the fact that many millions of people, mostly women and children, spend over 200 hours a day just getting drinking water. In Africa alone 40 billion hours each year are spent walking to get water. We want WaterAid to keep helping more people get clean drinking water so they can be healthy, have proper toilets and children can spend their time going to school instead of walking miles every day.
“We hope people will sponsor us. We have sponsor sheets and a justgiving page which can be found online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cupar-thursday-scouts-water-relay
“Although each Patrol hopes to win we will be trying to make sure we keep as much water in our buckets as possible as we know this is a very valuable resource.”