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Chief Scout drops in for tea at Medieval Marra Camp

posted 3 Jun 2010, 13:58 by Ben Hudson
A group of Explorers from all three Units were joined by some guests from the County Jamboree Unit at the Medieval Marra Camp over Spring Bank Holiday Weekend.

Along with the many activities on camp and an exciting selection of evening entertainment, the Camp held at Beanley in Northumberland was visited by Chief Scout - Bear Grylls.


After arriving by helicopter and being given a guided tour of the camp he paid a visit to the Tynemouth Explorer camp to indulge in a cup of tea with Julia, our DC - proclaiming the kitchen to be the most important tent on camp. He then continued his tour of the camp before taking off to visit the Sea Scouts in South Shields.

Despite a mixture of weather (don't let the photo fool you - Sunday was minging!) everyone enjoyed themselves having a go at a variety of activities including Zorbing, Canoeing, Climbing and Medieval Longbow. Evening Activities included A live band, A campfire, Discos and a Ceilidh. There was even a rare stage appearance of ABBA (The Jamboree leaders).

Whilst the Explorers were out enjoying themselves, the Jamboree Unit were kept busy fund raising and showing VIPs around the camp site. The Jamboree Unit made £500 on the sale of Keyrings, Bottle openers and Fridge magnets and would like to thank any leaders and participants who bought them - your generosity is very much appreciated!

Thanks to DC Julia and Martin and Liz for doing a fantastic job catering for us. We're looking forward to the next Marra camp in 2012!

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