In pictures: Scouts open doors

CARDBOARD caving, back wood cooking and rope making, along with pioneering, archery and playing instruments were activities enjoyed by children at a district-wide scouting event on Saturday.

Gordano District Scouts re-launched its Open Doors day, when headquarters across North Somerset welcomed parents and prospective members to see what the movement has to offer.

Former scouts based in Nailsea, Portishead, Clevedon, Long Ashton, Pill, Backwell and Yatton attended along with present ones, to reminisce, take part in activities and promote scouting.

1st Nailsea Scouts group leader Steve Hamey, who showed youngsters how to make rope at its headquarters in Clevedon Road, said: “Young people came and were encouraged to give new things a go.

“We made dampers and twists, which is unleavened bread cooked over embers which the children put chocolate spread and jam on.

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“There was also crafts and cardboard caving where a system of tunnels was made from boxes for them to crawl through.

“It was simple stuff but activities the children thoroughly enjoyed doing.

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“We had some enquiries made and interest from adults and young people, on what was a glorious sunny day.”

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