It’s a small world

MORE than 100 Huntingdonshire beaver scouts travelled around the world in 18 hours during a big sleepover held in St Ives. The 152 youngsters took part in Cambridgeshire s possibly biggest sleepover at Westfielde Junior School and Copley Scout Centre. Ga

MORE than 100 Huntingdonshire beaver scouts travelled around the world in 18 hours during a big sleepover held in St Ives.

The 152 youngsters took part in Cambridgeshire's possibly biggest sleepover at Westfielde Junior School and Copley Scout Centre.

Games and challenges were inspired by different countries around the world.

The mayor of St Ives, Councillor Deborah Reynolds, sent the beavers in search of the lost Mayan Gold in Central America followed by an African Safari, a walk along the Great Wall of China and an exploration of some Spanish caves.

The event, which had taken 18 months to organise, was part of the Centenary of Scouting celebrations.

Sue Best, event co-ordinator, said: "There has never been an event like this before. We are so grateful to Westfield School, in particular Stuart McCarthy, head teacher, and caretaker, Nev Runham."

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INFORMATION: Beaver Scouts is open to boys and girls aged between six and eight. Visit: www.cambridgeshirescouts.org.uk

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