Family camp success

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THE 1st Seaside Scout Group recently held their annual family camp – this year on an international theme. More than 30 families associated with the group enjoyed a weekend of fun at the Parkwood Scout Campsite at Poynings.

The 100-plus campers were divided into five groups representing Africa, America, Asia, Australasia and Europe and took part in games including an egg and spoon race, wrap a mummy three-legged race, obstacle race, target throwing, flag making and even had to endure the infamous bushtucker trials.

Along with the international theme, the campers dressed for an international banquet in costumes that included Australian aborigines and swagmen, cowboys, Russian dolls, Indian dancers, South Sea Islanders, Japanese and Egyptians.

Group scout leader Peter Burtenshaw said despite torrential showers the group had a fantastic time.

“I am delighted with the way everyone joined in,” he said. “Involving families in scouting enriches the experience for our young members and helps parents to join the scouting adventure.”