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
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
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".