More than 800 young Scoutsfrom across the county came together for an adventure day in the sun.

A total of 820 Beaver Scouts enjoyed abseiling, learning circus skills, climbing, face painting, orienteering and many other outdoor activities with help from older volunteer Scouts during the biggest Scout gathering since the Covid pandemic.

For this year's 'Beaveree', the girls and boys aged six to eight gathered at the PACCAR camp site in Chalfont in perfect weather.

Beth Moir, aged seven, said: “I liked making owls, the spider’s web and the potion and I’ve also enjoyed going on the bouncy castle. I hope to go on the climbing wall later.”

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Leo Lincke, aged six, said: “I loved the zorbs and the inflatables. Going to Beavers is so much fun, it’s exciting and we have lots of adventure.”

Because of the pandemic, none of the children had experienced the events before, said Tessa Ingram, lead volunteer for Buckinghamshire Beaver Scouts and organiser of the event.

She said: "Seeing them on the climbing tower, inside the zorbs, playing games or following a trail in the woods reminds us all of the fun they can have with their friends.”

Helena Brookes, an adult volunteers with the Scouts, became a volunteer so she could give the same experiences she had as a child to her daugher Alice. 

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Helena added: "Being a volunteer has helped me build relationship with the parents of children in the Colony.

"I have engaged with people in the community, and have learnt some first aid skills.”

"There is a need for more volunteers so more children can have the types of adventures that Alice is having.”

Those interested in volunteering with Scouts can find more information here