THE extremes of blazing sun and heavy rain did not dampen the spirits of more than 60 youngsters and 40 adults who took part in the Ingleborough District Scout Camp.

Held at Woodend Farm, Austwick, the event had a survival theme and, with the support of their leaders, teams of plucky Scouts and Explorer Scouts not only fended for themselves over the weekend but also tacked six challenging tasks, learning new skills and putting their teamwork, decision-making and management skills to the test.

The activities included grass sledging, mountain biking, climbing, a hike back to camp from an unknown location, bushcraft and survival skills, as well a large-scale pioneering project to make and cross a monkey bridge.

The Cubs who visited also had great fun following tracks, building shelters and toasting marshmallows over barbecue.

At the closing ceremony, Emma Lonsdale, who competed in the Winter Olympics, talked about her time as Ingleton’s first female Scout, as well as her experiences at the Olympic Games in Sochi.

She then presented three Ingleton Scouts, Georgia Tazzyman, Beth Dinsdale and Jeah Modar, with their Chief Scout’s Gold Award - the highest accolade a Scout can achieve.

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