Jamboree fun for local Scouts

Fenland Scouts Jamboree suffered a soaking over Saturday night and Sunday. First aid demonstration - Grace Howe (9) of the 2nd March Saxons was the patient.'fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
Fenland Scouts Jamboree suffered a soaking over Saturday night and Sunday. First aid demonstration - Grace Howe (9) of the 2nd March Saxons was the patient.'fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
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OVER 300 Scouts from the Fenland area took part in a jamboree over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend camped out at the March auction site.

The weather failed to dampen their spirits as some of the activities were moved indoors to escape the downpour.

Fenland Scouts Jamboree suffered a soaking over Saturday night and Sunday.Sunday's weather was so bad the archery was moved under canvas.'fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

Fenland Scouts Jamboree suffered a soaking over Saturday night and Sunday.Sunday's weather was so bad the archery was moved under canvas.'fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

This was the first Fenland Jamboree and it was the idea of Jono Harwood, district commissioner for Scouts.

District media manager, Chris Woods, said everyone enjoyed themselves and the event looks set to be held again at some stage.

It was attended by Freddie Grounds, deputy Lord Lieutenant, and included a beacon lighting on the Saturday when parents and friends joined Scouts around the camp fire.

Saturday was devoted to modern Scouting with rifle shooting, archery, laser tag and climbing, while Sunday was traditional Scouting with pioneering projects. Monday saw an Olympic-themed event with relay races and fun events.