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Minions and more at scouts’ birthday bash

PUBLISHED: 12:59 22 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:59 22 July 2015

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Angela Hutton from 3rd Gidea Park Scouts writes about their 80th birthday celebrations

What do Minions, puppies, tigers, clowns and pirates have in common? They were all visitors to our family activity day to celebrate our 80th birthday on a gorgeously sunny day at Crow Camp.

As well as having a good old birthday celebration we wanted to give parents and families a taste of what the youngsters get up to at weekly meetings and camps. The scouts and leaders had been busy all morning setting up the aeriel runway, tight ropes, scooter trails, scramble nets and archery.

As always the aeriel runway was a huge hit. Thankfully, recent surgery saved me from the speeding slide, but one young cub gleefully totted up 25 rides during the afternoon, despite having had plenty of cake and lemonade. My hats go off to the brave leaders who stood underneath it all afternoon ferrying chocolate filled youngsters up and down the way!

The beaver leaders put together an excellent array of crafts, with sun catchers, book marks, painting, mobiles and tonnes of things to stick and glue. The nature treasure hunts were really popular too, especially one very handsome little beetle who was the main attraction for lots of little people with magnifying glasses. Some of the dads had a very competitive giant jenga tournament and our new soft archery sets were perfect for our younger visitors.

The cubs were showing off their fire lighting and marshmallow toasting skills, as well as two medieval style ballisters. They had worked hard to build these the previous night.

In other adventures, the scouts have been busy getting wet and smelly cleaning out the river at Raphaels Park. Every year someone manages to fall in and this year was no exception. We’re beginning to think they do it on purpose to cool down!

For the new school term there are still spaces available in the beaver colonies for children aged 6-7 and in the Tuesday cub pack for children aged 7-10. New adult leaders are always welcome, email Angela@3gp.org.uk.

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