Wrexham District Scout have just returned from an action packed trip to Switzerland.

The Scouts travelled to the Alpine village of Adelboden where they stayed in their own chalet in the heart of the mountains


In over a week of adventures they walked in the Alps – including an ascent of First, spent time in the pool, had a go on segways, travelled on cable-cars, saw the Eiger, visited the World Scout Centre in Kandersteg and braved a high ropes course.

Daniel Campbell, 13 from Wrexham, said: “I thought the Switzerland trip was fantastic. I loved the high ropes because it was my first time using a zip wire. Switzerland was a amazing country filled with beautiful scenery, nice people and stunning houses.”

High ropes

The Scouts used tour company Jeka to help the adult volunteers with the organisation of the trip. Leader Dave Drew said: “The trip was a great opportunity to take the Scouts one step beyond the weekly activities they enjoy. The same was also true for the adults, who got the chance to further their experience, grow in confidence and experience adventures outside their usual range.”

Alison Hamlington, whose daughter Nia went on the camp said: “It’s great knowing that my child can take part in a well organised trip, experience different countries and cultures whilst knowing she is in a safe environment.”

Group shot

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