For the 5th Dartford Scout Group, Saturday’s District Carnival began at 08:00 with our trusty van the first on field, laden with all the poles, ropes and pulleys required to build the pioneering adventures for the young folk at Carnival.
All of our Beavers and Cubs sections took part in the parade, which was billed as “Musical Films” and we chose Bugsy Malone. Making excellent efforts to dress up as gangsters and boxers, our younger members paraded from the bandstand and through Dartford before returning to the park for the activities to begin.
Aside from a light lunchtime shower, the weather held out and was for the most part, a pleasant day with many hundreds of young adventures climbing our obstacles. Our contribution to the carnival was further bolstered by our sales of sweets and pots of strawberries & cream, which sold out.
Our Five-a-Side football team played well throughout the afternoon and reached the semifinals, but sadly had to relinquish the title of district champions held since last year.
This was an excellent event to publicise Scouting within the community, so that everyone could see and, for a short time, take part in our adventure and for Scouts across the district to get together and network, whilst doing what we enjoy.
Here are a few pictures from our day, but if you have more………… please email firstname.lastname@example.org