Scouts in Top Gear

Our Scouts learned how to look after a car for their Mechanic Badge. Under expert supervision from an automobile mechanic, they got their hands dirty and performed these skills for real.

As part of this, they carried out tasks such as an MOT, changing a wheel, performing diagnostic checks, checking tyres to see if they were road legal, understanding of what is under the bonnet and why it is important to keep a vehicle in good working order. All of this without once using a Clarkson hammer!

Scout jacking up the vehicle ready to change the wheel

Scouts performing a diagnostic test on a vehicle