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Scouts tested on annual camp

North Mymms Scouts summer camp - image courtesy of James Bentall

Surfing, quad biking, gorge walking and trekking were just some of the activities occupying 60 local scouts during their annual camp in South Wales.

Scout leader, James Bentall says it was a fantastic week and has thanked all those who travelled with the group.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the adults and older teenagers who came along and helped us run what has probably been our most successful summer camp for several years.

“Although the weather helped, it was the attitude and commitment by the young people which really made the camp for me.

“It was brilliant to take away a bunch of young people who clearly enjoyed all the activities that were arranged for them.

North Mymms Scouts summer camp - image courtesy of James Bentall

“It was great to see so many of them learning new skills - particularly with the cooking, and to also conquer their fears to do things like climbing high into the sky or jumping into deep pools of water over the course of the week".

More than 60 members of the North Mymms Scout Group spent the week in South Wales on their annual camp.

The young people took part in several adventurous activities - including a day learning to surf, hill walking in the Brecon Beacons, off-road cycling, gorge walking, quad bike trekking, high ropes courses and climbing.

The young people also worked together during the week, cooking most of their own meals on open fires.

According to James, the camp was helped by fantastic weather.

North Mymms Scouts summer camp - image courtesy of James Bentall

“We didn't see a cloud in the sky between Tuesday and Saturday which was very unusual for summer in the UK this year.

James says the scouts made the most of the weather doing the activities and were also able to spend time at the beach as well as other free time on the campsite playing games and constructing rope swings over and into the river which flowed through the camp.

For more information about the North Mymms Scout Troop, please visit their website. The troop is open to boys and girls aged between 10 and 14.

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3 September 2007

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