A MEGA Adventure

Date: 9th Jun 2018 Author: Chris Blockley

Thousands of young people have been enjoying the thrills and spills of Nottinghamshire Scouts’ and Guides’ biggest camp of 2018.

About 4,500 young people and adults from across Nottinghamshire flocked to Walesby Forest Activity Centre for a bank holiday weekend of fun and adventure.  It was the first event in many years where both the Scout and Guide organisations came together to offer a very special event for their members. It saw close to one hundred young people from Farnsfield Scouts & Guides join others to experience adventure and explore new challenges. Farnsfield Guides and Scouts joined forces to give as much opportunity as possible to young people from Farnsfield and surrounding areas to experience this unique event.

The event officially opened on Friday night followed by three days of adventure. Activities ranged from zip wires to ice skating, gladiator duelling to star-gazing and quad biking in the forest: there was also the chance to have a go at a freefall stunt bag jump! The big favourite was Zorbing, where the young people got inside a giant inflatable wheel and pushed it round a course. On the Sunday, forty members of Farnsfield Beavers joined in the activities, getting a glimpse of what adventures can happen on a mega activity weekend.

If you think you can help visit 1stfarnsfield.org.uk/volunteer to see what role might suit you. Contact Chris for more information on 07779324341 or email join@1stfarnsfield.org.uk.

Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls