Penn Wood Open Day

A Beaver on the new Penn Wood Traversing wall!

Saturday 26th May saw around 200 young people, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and even the occasional dog descend on Penn Wood for the annual open day.

Activities including kite making, a blind trail, obstacle course, dough twists and much more!

Fire lighting (or at least attempting to) proved so popular several of the new ignition sticks were worn through.

The new Penn Wood Traversing Wall was also completed in time for the day – lots of people, young and old, had a fun and occasionally challenging time. We look forward to updating/tweaking this fantastic new facility.

The aerial runway proved popular as ever with a constant queue throughout the afternoon. We even managed to get the District Commissioner Paula Pitcher and the County Chairman Joan Goldsmith to have a go – pictures to follow soon!

We were very lucky this year to have Alastair Andrews – a member of the District Explorer Scout Leadership team – to bring up his Olympic Torch. Ali was selected to be an Olympic Torch Bearer in Ledbury and was chosen because of his service to both Scouting and as the Ebley Fireworks event organiser. There is even a video of Ali and his torch on the Aerial Runway – check out our YouTube page.

In the evening 24 young people stayed over night for a survival camp. They had to find the equipment to build there shelters for the night and also find their ration packs for the evening. Everyone had fun and this was in part helped by the wonderful support from the adults present.

A big thank you to all who made Penn Wood Open Day successful!

If you have any ideas on how we can make next year even better or comments on this years event please get in touch through our “Contact Us” page.


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