Cheers for scouts

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

Alice Osler and Evie and Ethan Smith hav­ing fun on the bouncy cas­tle

REAL ale and other re­fresh­ments flowed freely at a fes­ti­val held to raise money for re­pairs to a scout hut. Seer Green Scouts held their first beer fes­ti­val in aid of their head­quar­ters in Park Place, Seer Green, on Satur­day and Sun­day.

There was a fly past by Spitfires on the day, as well as a tuck shop, bouncy cas­tle, face paint­ing, nail art and games.

There were also live bands and singers, who played while peo­ple en­joyed beer from the mar­quee or wine served from a con­verted 1950s cam­per van.

Rachel Gib­son, who helped with the event, said: “The weather was fine. There were sev­eral hun­dred peo­ple there on both days, who man­aged to drink the bar dry – twice!

“We have had some great feed­back, many ask­ing for it to be an an­nual event.”

The bars sold 1,020 pints of beer, 470 glasses of wine, 105 pints of lager and 70 pints of cider over the two days.

Money raised will go to­wards ren­o­vat­ing the HQ, which was built in the 1970s and has prob­lems with its light­ing and holes in the roof.

The scouts have per­mis­sion for the planned works, which they gained at least 18 months ago.

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AT­TRAC­TION: Kirsty Jones tempt­ing peo­ple to buy raf­fle tick­ets and stylish goods

Pho­tos by Rob Bourne www.buyapho­totms.co.uk

FLIP­PING: Mark Soy­ers mans the bar­be­cue

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ON DRAUGHT: James Tay­lor fills a glass with real ale in the beer tent

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TIPPLES: Si­mon Ed­wards and Caro­line Webb serv­ing in the ‘wine van’

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