Cub Scouts Enjoy Mega Experience
Over one thousand Cub Scouts from across Essex have taken part in the Counties Mega Camp at Skreens Park Activity Centre.
The young people, all aged between 8 and 11, took part in over 35 different adventurous activities from climbing to canoeing.
Supported by 150 adult volunteers, tents were pitched Friday night and entertainment laid on for the participants who attended from all corners of the County.
Saturday morning started early with the smell of fried breakfasts wafting across the site ahead of a full day of activities. Whilst the night had been damp, the sun soon came and by teatime everyone had dryed out and was slightly toasted.
In the evening the young people enjoyed a traditional camp fire and an extreme fire display by a circus skills team.
Sunday morning started in much the same way as Saturday, but also with a time for reflection as the participants prepared for another morning full of challenging activities. The sun came out to welcome the days visitors – a police dog display team and two visits from the police helicopter.
Rebecca, 8 and Millie, 9 from 1st Pitsea & Vange Cubs said "We've had a great time, we even went Caving"
Sam Morris, Assistant County Commissioner for Cub Scouts and event organiser said "MegaCamp is a fantastic opportunity for Cub Scouts to share in the outdoor adventure of Scouting with hundreds of people from across Essex – this year's SuperHeroes theme gives them a chance to have fun and explore the real heroes of society"
The weekend finished Sunday afternoon with a parachute drop by the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Free Fall Parachute Display Team.
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