Hundreds of scouts join in excitement-packed camp

Member of the 23rd Blackpool climbing during District Camp

Member of the 23rd Blackpool climbing during District Camp

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Blackpool youngsters explored their adventurous side as they packed up their weekend bags for a huge scout camp.

More than 500 beavers, cubs, scouts, explorer network members, leaders and helpers took part in the Blackpool District Camp at Bibby Hall, Chorley, last weekend.

The fun didn’t stop for the youngsters with activities including tug of war, a climbing wall, archery, canoeing, and go karting.

Matt Hornby, deputy district commissioner for Blackpool Scouts, said: “The weekend was a fantastic success from start to finish.

“We built on this from out last District Camp held back in 2013 and it is fair to say that this was even better!

“The fun never stopped with a wide range of adventurous activities that included climbing, archery, shooting, canoeing, zip wire as well as many more.

“This range of activities allowed the young people to challenge themselves having fun, trying something and meeting new people along the way which is a great part of what we do in Scouting.

“With more than 500 people on the site it was great to see both young people and adults with smiles on their faces and the rain on the Sunday didn’t stop them!

“Seeing them enjoying themselves makes it all worthwhile.”

For more pictures about the camp see Monday’s FYi supplement in The Gazette.