A North Yorkshire village has showcased its first-ever scarecrow festival with 17 creative and amazing designs on show. 

Residents at Catterick Village got their creative brains in gear and created scarecrows as part of a charity effort from Brompton and Catterick St Annes Scouting Group.

This event was part of The "Big Help Out" event this weekend, which involves doing something positive for the local community, making people smile and spreading the word about what scouting can offer; not only for the young people but the volunteers involved too. 

The event took place on June 8 and 9, with 17 fantastic and creative scarecrows on display, mapped out into a trail around the village.

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A spokesperson for Brompton and Catterick St Annes Scouting Group said: "It has been lovely to see the community support for this event and it has been warming to see the enjoyment and smiles on people's faces as they have walked around the trail. 

"The group is always searching to expand our volunteer teams, should anyone wish to find out more about scouting opportunities either as a young person or a volunteer they can get in touch via our social media: https://www.facebook.com/BromptonCatterickStAnne or contact: 1stbosbeavers@gmail.com or 1stbromptononswalegsl@gmail.com 

"The group would like to say a huge thank you to the residents of Catterick Village for their support and engagement in this event and to watch this space for 2025's festival!"