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Scouts Mechanics Badge

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As part of their partnership with the Scouts, 6 Rifles played host to over 80 Scouts from Devon over the Half Term, at their Barracks in Exeter to put them through all the aspects of the Mechanics Badge.

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Activities during the day included changing a tyre, checking the screen wash and anti freeze and preparing a vehicle for an MOT test. To challenge the Scouts, 6 Rifles also included additional skill based activities such as  a  Climbing Wall and  Airsoft target shooting. The Scouts had the opportunity to brush up on their CPR on a first aid base.

The Scouts also learnt about the regiment and the equipment that the Soldiers use.

Olivia, Patrol Leader from 1st Marldon Scouts said, “Throughout our day we learnt many important life skills and had fun at the same time. I have found the activity day a great learning experience as it also showed what the Army actually do, whilst having fun. I would recommend the day to any other Scouts.

Thank you for inviting us.”

6 RIFLES is The Rifles’ Reserve Infantry Battalion of the South West and West.

The battalion has around 500 part-time soldiers from a wide variety of backgrounds, and bases in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

The Battalion has three rifle companies and a headquarters company, each comprising approximately 100 soldiers, plus its accomplished, 30 strong Salamanca Band and Bugles that covers ceremonial engagements.


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