More than 600 young people test wilderness skills with big camp out
PUBLISHED: 14:02 19 May 2019
Hitchin Scouting's biggest ever District Activity Weekend saw 640 young people and more than 200 adults spend the weekend camping at Bromham Scout site in Bedford last week.
The event opened with a campfire, fireworks and entertainment from a stilt walker, and gave the young scouts the opportunity to try a number of activities to test their outdoor skills.
They got to grips with activities including fire lighting, climbing, sailing, zorbing, caving and shelter building as well as having fun on inflatables such as aeroball.
Tony Hankin, district commissioner, said: "DAW is a fantastic way for our beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers to try out new challenges and build their confidence. It's fantastic to see them achieving new things."
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