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The Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Shackleton's Legacy Exhibition are open daily from 10am-4pm with last admission at 3.30pm.

Ship's log | 4 September 2019

Scouts Need to be Prepared on Their Next Visit to Charlestown

Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum is challenging Cornwall Scouts to earn a new badge in the first partnership of its kind in Cornwall.

The historic port has created a resource pack that gives Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers the chance to achieve their badge whilst learning about the community, discovering the history of Charlestown and the area’s important ecological factors.

Designed to test even the most experienced explorers, information can be gathered among a wealth of treasures from around the world in the Shipwreck Museum before heading down to Charlestown Harbour to meet a pirate and climb aboard the Kajsamoor tall ship.

The resource pack has been created by Ian Lay, the visitor services manager at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum in partnership with Cornwall Scouts and is believed to be the first such initiative between the Scouts and Cornish visitor attractions.

Gareth Phillips, County Commissioner of Cornwall Scouts, who has worked closely with the Shipwreck Treasure Museum to help produce the resource pack, said: “It’s great to be able to join forces with an organisation which is so passionate about working with the local community.

“The Shipwreck Treasure Museum’s resource pack is amazing, it will enable young people from all sections to achieve their badges,” he added.

Cornwall Scouts aims to prepare young people with skills for life, and this is reflected in the skills that will be needed to complete the resource pack.

The resource pack will be available in the Shipwreck Treasure Museum gift shop and will cost £3. Explorers aiming to achieve their next badge using the resource pack will need to be accompanied by an adult and entry to the Shipwreck Treasure Museum is required to fulfil the requirements in order to obtain the badge.