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Big scout weekend is an adventire for more than 1,000 youngsters
3:07pm Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
THE North-East’s biggest scout adventure weekend has been held in Durham City this weekend.
More than 1,200 scouts and explorer scouts aged ten to 18 spent three days at Moor House Adventure Centre, near West Rainton for Durham Scouts’ annual Confido adventure weekend.
Fifty activities ranged from extreme adventure , including Zorbing and Segway safari, to traditional outdoor activities such as archery, backwoods cooking and pioneering.
It was supported by groups and bodies including the Royal Navy Commando Challenge and British Canoe Union.
On Saturday night, the entire campsite was transformed for a pirate-themed party featuring theatre performances, live bands, and competitions.
Ian Hammond, Adult Volunteer Event Manager, said: “Confido brings together some of the best activities around, with plenty of challenges and opportunities for young people to enjoy, and with live entertainment throughout the day there’s an incredible festival atmosphere.
“The event is entirely run by volunteers, who bring skills from their professional life, such as project management, first aid, engineering and sound and lighting, and in return learn new skills and have a great time too."
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