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Scouts across the Isle of Wight took part in a national ‘Camp at Home’ event last Thursday (30th April).

At the last count, over 65,000 people took part in the event throughout the UK. They built dens in their houses, or slept in tents both indoors or out in the garden.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network Scouts and leaders took part in tasks like building a tall Lego tower and creating a virtual campfire.

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At 19:00, everyone joined in online for an Island-wide campfire singalong – which is always the highlight of any camp.

Assistant County Commissioner Paul Savill (pictured left) said:

“Running a sing along on a computer was certainly different but it was fantastic to hear so many young voices singing and joining in the fun. We sang some well known songs like “head, shoulders, knees and toes”, Singin in the rain, Can you do the boogaloo! and also sang Happy Birthday to Captain Tom.

“A brilliant Cecil the Caterpillar sketch was created by Deputy County Commissioner Mandy Holloway and Explorer Scout Adam Burt”.

Scouting is continuing during the lockdown thanks to the great work of adult volunteers. Young people can join, just visit the Isle of Wight scouts website.

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