Weymouth East’s Horsing around is a winner for local Community Project

Scouts and Explorers from Weymouth East  helped a local Project to restore the Osmington White Horse.

The Group were approached by the Countryside Ranger and asked if they would help clean up the 280 ft long by 323 ft high hill sculpture of King George III riding from his favourite beach resort originally cut into the limestone hillside back in 1808 as it forms part of the District logo.

Assistant Scout Leader Nikki Jenkins explained “we thought it was a great community project for the Scouts and Explorers. We completed two days work on the horse, both days in the rain!!  A total of about 25 YP’s helped with the project and the time worked will go towards various badges”.

They now intend to maintain the tail and second from back leg as an ongoing project.

Photographs of the Group hard at work can be found on the Project web-site at:


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