Scouts’ wild time in the great outdoors
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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