Scouts’ wild time in the great out­doors

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Weekend Camp Fun And Games -

Scouts from across Ash­ford have en­joyed a taste of the great out­doors.

About 100 Scouts from groups i nclud­ing Brabourne and Smeeth, Wye, Willes­bor­ough, Park Farm and the 6th, 7th and 8th Ash­ford groups at­tended the camp at the 2nd Ten­ter­den group head­quar­ters and the grounds of Ten­ter­den Ju­nior School.

On Fri­day night, chil­dren took part in a game run by Roost­ers Ac­tive Sup­port be­fore an ad­ven­ture day on Satur­day at Morghew Park Es­tate with ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing raft­ing, archery and zip wires over a gorge.

Kent’s new county com­mis­sioner for Scouts, Dean Hard­ing, and as­sis­tant Lee Hardy vis­ited the groups on Satur­day af­ter­noon along with Jo Vos, Ten­ter­den Com­mu­nity War­den who all had a go in the Morghew Park Es­tate Range Rover.

The groups then headed back to head­quar­ters for tom­a­hawk throw­ing and a ses­sion with Kent Fire and Res­cue, cul­mi­nat­ing in swim­ming at Ten­ter­den Leisure Cen­tre be­fore din­ner and a camp fire.

As­sis­tant dis­trict com­mis­sioner for Scouts, Karen Lloyd, said: “It was an amaz­ing week­end. We had 100 Scouts with the big­gest smiles who were to­tally ex­hausted after prob­a­bly the best camp the dis­trict Scout sec­tion has run for quite a while.

“Events like these can­not hap­pen with­out the sup­port of not only those of us in­volved in Scout­ing but the wider com­mu­nity as well.”

Karen praised the team who helped put the week­end on, adding: “Tom Lewis owner of Morghew Park Es­tate gave us the run of the es­tate for the whole day, sup­plied us with ve­hi­cles and told us we are more than wel­come to use the es­tate any­time we want to.”

Thanks were also given to mem­bers of Rom­ney Marsh Shoot­ing Club, in par­tic­u­lar Matt Cor­den for putting on clay shoot­ing and pro­vid­ing air ri­fles, Kent Fire And Res­cue and the head teacher and gov­er­nors of Ten­ter­den Ju­nior School.

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