Last weekend over 100 Scouts from all across wales took part in a 35 mile canoe cruise on the River Wye in Hereford. The annual event sees scouts from across Wales paddle the 35 Miles over 3 days, staying at a different campsite each night.

Penyffordd Scout Aiden Mcquail, 13 said “I always enjoy the river Wye weekend, it’s a great time to get better at kayaking, and it’s always good to meet up with friends who you haven’t seen since the year before. The weather this year was really sunny so I didn’t mind getting wet”

This year the Scouts were joined by a special guest, Chief Commissioner for Scouts in Wales, Gareth Watson who paddled, accompanied by Penyffordd Scouts, on the first day of the Cruise.

Gareth said “It was great to get away from meetings and join in with our young members on the Wye Cruise. Being a little out of practice it was a relief to have the Scouts of Penyffordd to encourage me along, and rescue me when I capsized!  It was fantastic to see so many on the cruise and to see them all helping teaching each other along the river”

Scouts get the chance to take part in many adventurous activities during their time as a member and kayaking is just one of them.