Scouts celebrate St George’s Day with a fun day in the great outdoors

Ampthill Scouts.
Ampthill Scouts.

Scouts from across Central Bedfordshire renewed their promises at the Ampthill and Woburn District St George’s Day event on Sunday.

More than 500 young people enjoyed an afternoon of activities including cooking, inflatable slide, sumo wrestling, quad bikes, caving, climbing, archery and snowboarding, before renewing their promises with over 100 adult volunteer leaders.

Some of the young people at the event were presented with Chief Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

The awards were made in a rather different manner with the Beavers having theirs presented on a bouncy castle and the Scouts dressed in sumo outfits.

Adult volunteer Peter Misson had his 30-year service certificate presented on the bungee run. Meanwhile, lead volunteer Richard Winslade, had his 25 year service award presented on the climbing wall.

Robert Taberer, from Flitwick Scout Group, said the best things about Cubs are “camping, camp fires and cooking.”

He added that his favourite campsite was Milton Bryan and he would recommend joining Scouts to his friends.

Lead volunteers, Jo and Richard Winslade, said: “It’s so good to see young people enjoying so many different activities.”

Richard said that his involvement in Scouting had given him international experiences, developed his people skills and gave him the opportunity to help young people do something different.”

Jo, whose relationship with Richard developed through Scouting, said: “Being involved in Scouting has helped me in my university studies and career through knowing about young people and being able to speak confidently when talking with people and giving presentations.

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