Scouts have the Monopoly

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DOZENS of scouts are hitting the streets of Sheffield on a mission to visit a host of landmarks around the city in a single day.

They are using a version of a Monopoly board including some of Sheffield’s most prominent sites, which has been created by scout groups.

The aim isn’t to build houses and hotels, or collect rents, but to call at every single place on the board, travelling between places on foot or by public transport.

Sites on the board range from The Moor - one of the brown set, in place of Whitechapel Road on a traditional Monopoly board - to Meadowhall, which takes Mayfair’s place as the most exclusive property.

Other landmarks included are the city’s football stadia, the Town Hall, Kelham Island, parks, hospitals and universities.

The scouts, from North Leeds, are undertaking the challenge today, starting from Sheffield Cathedral, and will be split into 10 groups of six.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has provided them with tickets to get around.