It’s circus time at Scout camp

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Almost 2,000 people descended on a field near Morpeth over the bank holiday for a massive Circus Marra Scout Camp.

The event took place from Friday to Monday at Causey Park Farm, bringing together more than 1,400 young people and 520 adult volunteers.

There was archery, zorbing, climbing, abseiling, rafting, quad biking and drumming among the activities, with evening entertainment including talent shows, bands, cinemas, discos and professional dancers.

A 30-strong professional circus team gave stunning performances and led workshops. And at night, the youngsters, aged eight to 18, camped out in tents.

Marketing and Communications Manager Stu Bennett said: “This has been our biggest and best marra camp to date, with the circus theme providing a fantastic setting for a big weekend of fun, adventure and friendship.”

Among the group were about 200 Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Guides from Morpeth and Ponteland.

Matthew Glynn, 12, of the 4th Morpeth Scouts, said: “There were so many activities to take part in and the bits of rain didn’t stop us from having fun. The magic show and circus acts were spectacular. I enjoyed every minute.”

And 11-year-old Juliet Adams, from 2nd Morpeth, said: “I really enjoyed the fairground rides and loved the freedom to choose which activities I wanted to do with my friends. The zorbing was amazing.”

District Commissioner Clive Rich said: “This was a great adventurous weekend and all of our young people had a great time, even the monsoon conditions on Saturday couldn’t dampen the spirits.”

To find out more about Scouting chat to members at Morpeth Fair Day and Ponteland Party In The Park on June 8.




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