Wrexham Scouts celebrated St David’s Day in style last weekend with a Seven Wonders of Wales themed camp attended by over one hundred boys and girls.
The weekend was held at a Scout campsite near Colwyn Bay and thirteen Scout troops and Explorer Scout units were represented.
For the base on Gresford Bells Scouts had to complete a treasure hunt which led them to the local church where they then had to ring the bells and have a go at hand bells.
Meanwhile the Pistyll Rhaedr base created it’s own waterfall of sorts when the youngsters had a go using the fire hose from a Green Goddess fire engine which is owned by one of the leaders.
Natasha Vening, aged 13 from Rhosnesni Scouts, said: ‘I enjoyed the hiking base the best as we had to get to a destination, but we could plan our own route, practice map reading and we solved clues along the way.
‘I think that it is important to mark St David’s Day, as he is the patron saint of Wales and we are Welsh! He is a role model to us and we should honour his memory.’
On the Sunday the older Explorer Scouts were given a treat when they were taken white water rafting, representing Llangollen Bridge, at the National Whitewater centre at Tryweryn.
Ben Ledsham, aged 14 from Bishop’s Own Explorer Scouts, said: ‘Rafting was a great experience. The shock of the cold water really wakes you up in the morning. I enjoyed every moment of it and recommend it to all who love a good laugh.’
The Scouts welcome new members, both young people and adult volunteers. Call 0845 300 1818 or visit scouts.org.uk to find your nearest group.
Notes to editors
– Please find attached two photos: one of Scout Ben Williams, aged 10, having a go on the fire engine hose, and the other of Explorer Scouts rafting.
– For more information contact David Morris on 07779 272340