Scouts have ‘great day’ racing rafts in Weston-super-Mare
PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 July 2017
Youngsters in and around Weston-super-Mare took part in a competitive raft racing event last weekend.
Scout groups from across the Axe District grabbed some wood, rope and barrels and put their rafting skills to the test.
More than 100 boys and girls from eight different groups took to Marine Lake, in Marine Parade, Weston, in their makeshift vessels and took part in a number of races, with the overall winners taking home the coveted trophy.
The 1st Uphill scout group came out on top after winning every race they competed in.
Assistant district commissioner for the scouts, Richard Hurst, said the event had first started in 1990 but stopped for a few years due to lack of interest.
He added: “The day is mostly about having fun and getting to know other scout groups in the area but it also helps some earn their badges.
“It was a great day and, while I was a bit nervous after a very high tide, the weather was great.”
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