Scouts have a Monopoly in city

North Leeds Scouts at Cathedral.
North Leeds Scouts at Cathedral.

SCOUTS had a day out in Sheffield with a difference - embarking on a race against time to visit 28 of the city’s landmarks which had been plotted on a Monopoly board.

Starting from Sheffield Cathedral, the 60 youngsters had to work their way around as many sites as possible, ranging from The Moor to Meadowhall, in a single day, on public transport.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive had given the scouts free tickets to ride buses and trams so they could travel between locations easily in order to complete the mission.

Stu Malcolm, one of the organisers, said: “With 27 places to visit and the freedom of trains, trams and buses, it was quite a challenge. We added in some ‘Chance’ and ‘Community Chest’ cards with questions to complete along the way.

“The scouts also had to keep themselves hidden from other groups to hide from the threat of ‘going to jail’, where release was dependant upon being photographed with a policeman. The final groups returned to the Cathedral almost nine hours later.

“Everyone had a really good time, with the winning patrol finding over 20 of the destinations.”

The youngsters involved were from St Matthew’s Scouts and had travelled down to Sheffield from Leeds.

As well as the shopping areas, other landmarks on the board included the city’s football stadia, the Town Hall, Kelham Island, parks, hospitals and both universities.