Scout groups compete to win title in raft race competition

PUBLISHED: 17:52 05 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:52 05 July 2019

Scouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy Long

Scouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy Long

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Almost 30 scout groups from across the South West fought to win a raft race at Weston's Marine Lake on Saturday.

Scouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy LongScouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy Long

Around 130 members in competing groups put their best paddle forward at the Axe Scout District annual summer race.

Teams designed and built their rafts with the help of scout leaders, and youngsters, aged 10 to 14, battled through 12 heats for a chance to win.

The 1st Locking Scouts retained their title for the second year running, after a day of racing.

Axe Scout District celebrate its 110th anniversary this year and has worked to design a badge to commemorate the occasion.

Scouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy LongScouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy Long

The group will celebrate the event with a family festival at Weston's Grove Park on September 14, from 11am-5pm.

Tickets, priced £3, are available at www.axescouts.org.uk/product/axefest

Scouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy LongScouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy Long

Scouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy LongScouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy Long

Scouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy LongScouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy Long

Scouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy LongScouts from the district fought to win the Axe Scout District raft race on Saturday.Picture: Jeremy Long

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