Fun in the "Land of Adventure" for Wansdyke District Scouts

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Six hundred Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network Members and leaders came together for WanJam, a fun bank holiday jamboree under can vas at Bath Racecourse. The theme of the weekend was "Land of Adventure". 

Friday evening's opening ceremony was led by members of the Bath School of Samba and included plenty of audience participation. The event was officially opened by Dan Wood (County Ccommissioner) and Janet Turner (Wansdyke District Commissioner) and then it was disco time until late. 

The damp weather on Saturday and sunday didnt dampen the enthusiasm of the young people, who were busy trying out all the bases. Activities available on the day included archery, rocket and ballista launching, caber tossing, climbing wall, penguin-making, face-painting, circus skills, shooting, football competitions, orienteering, inflatables and a ferrari race simulator. Teams of 20 Scouts and Explorers went out to RAF Colerne where they tried out the indoor assault course - encouraged and cajoled by an Army instructor!

In the evening there was a campfire sing along and the heats of the "Wansdyke's Got Talent" competition - to select finalists to entertain everyone on Sunday evening.

On Sunday evening, as many of the activities were being packed away, the young people were able to try their hand at the WanJam Village Fair, with a series of ten skills bases including darts and skittles. During the closing ceremony awards were presented to the winners of the varoius competitions which had run during the weekend.  

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Bank Holiday Monday was spent clearing up, but before everyone left there was an opporutnity for all memebrs to renew their promises and reflect on a truly fantastic weekend. 

Lily, 8, a Beaver from Keynsham, said "I loved all the bouncy castles." Alex, 9, A Cub Scout from Clutton said "The best bit for me was making pretend Haggis". 

Reuben, a member of Mercury Explorer Unit in Radstock, said "Making the film was great fun".