Scouts’ world record bid for sand angels

PUBLISHED: 19:00 22 July 2016

Hundreds of beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers, network and leaders from Axe District Scouts descended on Weston-super-Mare beach on a wet and windy Friday evening to try to break the world record for the most sand angels. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Hundreds of beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers, network and leaders from Axe District Scouts descended on Weston-super-Mare beach on a wet and windy Friday evening to try to break the world record for the most sand angels. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Jeremy Long \ JCL Photography

Hundreds of intrepid explorers gathered on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront in the hope of setting an official Guinness World Record.

More than 500 cubs, beavers and scouts took part in the attempt on Friday evening, which saw them try to smash the world record for the most people making sand angels simultaneously.

The event was organised by the Axe District Scouts in celebration of the scouting movement’s 100th anniversary.

The participants had to lie down and make sand angels by waving their arms and legs and, in order for the attempt to qualify, each sand angel had to be absolutely perfect. This meant some younger children were lifted by parents to their feet once their angel was made.

The group needs to make 353 sand angels to break the world record. It is waiting to hear whether it has been successful.


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