Sun shines on annual Scout camp

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Chariot racing to table football with water were enjoyed by 65 youngsters from 1st Wetherby Scout Group at their District Scout camp in Bramham Park.

And the annual event basked in some of the hottest temperatures of the year as over 400 children, aged six-14, from neighbouring groups joined in and discovered the large variety of activities on offer.

NAWN 1307072AM2 wetherby and Dis. Scouts annual camp. District commisissioner Ian Hill with leaders Hazel Sibson, Claire Probert, Naomi Probert and Catheryn Atkinson. (1307072AM2)''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''(1307072AM2)

NAWN 1307072AM2 wetherby and Dis. Scouts annual camp. District commisissioner Ian Hill with leaders Hazel Sibson, Claire Probert, Naomi Probert and Catheryn Atkinson. (1307072AM2)''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''(1307072AM2)

They were joined by their leadership team and some dedicated parents who prepared meals and delivered activities.

The Cubs and Scouts camped in traditional style from Friday to Sunday and for the first time were joined by 11 Beavers overnight on the Saturday.

And the days were packed with group and district activities from grass sledging, a climbing wall, air riffle shooting, archery, canoeing, pond dipping, the assault course, crafts, wood turning, woggle making and outdoor cooking to the ever popular water maze, which even a leader or two enjoyed as a cool down.

During the evenings the children enjoyed a live band, disco, camp fires and toasted marshmallows topped off on the Saturday by a fantastic fireworks display courtesy of Wetherby District.

Sunday came and so did the chariot race, an opportunity for groups to build and race against each other, testing their constructive powers with just wooden staves and rope knots.

As the weekend came to a close parents were invited on to site to see the camp in action and join their youngsters for an open air picnic.

As part of the closing ceremony where many of the adults from across the district were presented with long service awards 1st Wetherby had the privilege of cutting a huge celebration cake.

Tom Davey, the 1000th Beaver carried out the honours with leader Mary-Jane Archer.

Anyone who would like to become involved in scouting with 1st Wetherby should contact Steve Holliday, Group Scout Leader on 07919 015108.

Cubs meet on a Wednesday evening and Beavers and Scouts on a Thursday, all at the Scout hut on Barleyfields Road.