The creation of and participation in a crate stacking activity at Lowther Adventure will help people in Northamptonshire Scouting and the wider community to feel better on a number of levels by improving physical, mental and emotional health and boosting social interaction.
Crate Stacking is a fun exercise for all the team to get involved with; every member of the team will be constantly engaged in supporting their team. Some members of the team are attached to ropes to build the tower from the ground up to the top, the rest of the group will be learning to manage the ropes to keep their team mates safe, or passing crates to them to help achieve a taller tower. It is truly amazing how high some teams manage to stack. It creates a great competition involving teamwork together with using balance, co-ordination and planning skills to keep stacking. The stacker attempts to create a stack of crates up to 8 metres high! The catch is, the stacker needs to stand on the tower as they're building it, build a crate stack as high as possible and before it collapses!
Outdoor adventurous activities provides everyone with a refreshing break from our monotonous life, gives us opportunities to socialise and to pursue different challenges and to develop skills for life. The opportunity of choice empowers young people to shape their Scouting experience locally and at a national level.
Crate stacking can help people take control of their physical and mental health by exercising through personal and team challenge and is open to people of all ages and situations with engagement through the changing roles throughout the session so that everyone gets a turn at climbing and helping with the ropes.
The funding would allow us to create this ever requested crate stacking activity to enable people of all ages to experience new challenges and to boost and develop further skills for life. The impact of this investment at Lowther Adventure and further impact to the local community and beyond would last for multiple generations to come with thousands of local people as well as travelling visitors to the centre benefiting from its activities.