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Scouts gather in Cambridgeshire for international camp

10:14 02 August 2011

Scouts from across the world attend CamJam

Scouts from across the world attend CamJam

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SCOUTS from across the world came together for an international camp in Cambridgeshire.

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CamJam 2011, has begun this week with 1,800 scouts from the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway and Uganda camping at Huntingdon Racecourse.

The international camp hosted by the sixth Cambridgeshire Scouts will give young people aged 10 to 18 a chance to meet other scouts from across the world.

Over the week scouts will be able to meet people from Europe and Africa, take part in adventures and activities including arts and crafts, go-karting, climbing, golf, and windsurfing as well as CamJam’s Got Talent, CamJam Radio and the Huntingdon Racecourse Mascot Derby.

Phil Garret, chairman of the CamJam organising team from Cambridge said:

“Preparing for CamJam 2011 has been a lot of hard work. Cambridgeshire Scouts has delivered a brilliant event.

“I’ve done some pretty fantastic things with Scouts since I became a leader but seeing an event of this scale come together simply tops the lot.”

Cambridgeshire County Commissioner, Richard Hames said: “Whilst lots of people know that scouting is all about adventure, they often don’t realise that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members through their involvement. CamJam is a great example of this.”

CamJam 2011 are holding guest days Thursday 4 and Friday 5 for prospective volunteers.

To attend call Chris Ward on 07803023862 or email chris.ward@cambridgeshirescouts.org.uk

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