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Scout County Rally at Waddecar
Scout County Rally at Waddecar
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Over 1,000 Scouts descended on Waddecar Camp Site and Training Field for the Annual County Rally.

Blackpool District Scouts always attend and, this time, took 187 young people and leaders from 18 Scout groups with trailers of tents, cooking and camping equipment .

Blackpool District camped on what is known as ‘Bill’s Meadow’ in a blaze of different tent colours, which had been set up by dedicated leaders, and older Scouts.

The weekend starts with a settling in Friday night period, then Saturday morning starts with the traditional flag break in full uniform, a great sight to behold with so many varied neckerchiefs on view.

Then it’s activity time, such as volley ball, which was won by 1st Norbreck.

There was also a tug of war competition, Waddecar’s Got Talent, indoor cave bus, and laser tag.

The same set up applied to the Sunday, before the traditional dismissal and break camp at around 3pm, and back home.

Stewart Swan, Assistant District Commissioner Responsible for Blackpool District, said: “It was a really good turnout from Blackpool Scout section.

“A few of the Scouts took part in Waddecar’s Got Talent with jokes, dance and vocals.

“Thanks to all the leaders for their time to give the Scouts this experience.”