Beavers Cubs and Scouts Enjoy a Walk on the Wild Side

12 March 2017

On Saturday 11th March, around 100 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 66th Bath Scout Group travelled to Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire to enjoy a walk on the wild side.

The young people, their leaders, and a team of parent helpers travelled by coach (and 3 minibuses) and, after a quick group photograph, separated off into groups to explore the park, gathering together again briefly for a ride on the park’s miniature railway

Favourite attractions included the “Madagascar” Experience ( walking among free-running Lemurs), watching the Penguins being fed, and seeing Lions and Leopards. The Adventure Playground and tree-top maze were also big hits.

At the end of the day, everyone got back onto the coach and minibuses, many accompanied by newly acquired cuddly-toy versions of the animals they had met during the day.

Dan Spencer, Group Scout Leader, said “It was great to see so many young people, aged 6 to 14, sharing a fun day out together. Organising tickets and coaches is hard work for the leaders in charge of the trip, but it really is worth it when you see the results”

As always, the trip wouldn’t have been possible without a lot of support. Thank you to Tim at South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach, Blenheim Scouts for use of minibuses, and of course to all the adults who made the trip possible.