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The challenge and excitement of Chamboree 2014 provided a week-long feast of fun and adventure for Scouts from all over Cheshire, including Ellesmere Port, Christleton and Frodsham and Helsby.

Chamboree is held every four years at the County Showground in Tabley near Knutsford and this year saw several thousand young people and their leaders from across the county, country and even overseas taking part.

Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were joined by Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members for the event which featured a superhero theme and a packed programme of exciting activities including a stunt show, blast zone and off-site city experience in Liverpool alongside traditional survival skills and a superhero boot camp training area.

 

There were also science experiments to try, a chance to get creative, learn some circus skills and help to save the planet, and a 24-hourcamp within a camp at Tatton Park for older participants, plus a full programme of evening entertainment that included a talent show, rock night and silent disco.

Carnival Night saw many campers dressed as superheroes for a parade into the Chamboree arena.

Joe Shaw of the Cestrian Scout Group said: "The superhero training zone, IRIS, and the Blast Zone were the best activities. They were really interesting and a lot of fun.

"In the evening the DJs were good, too, and it’s been really exciting. In a word, it’s been extraordinary.

"We saw thousands of people entering into the spirit of the event through their fancy dress outfits and campsite gateways,’ said Cheshire Scouts county commissioner and Camp Chief Graham Phillips.

"It’s been a fantastic week that I’m sure all who took part will remember for a long time."

Chamboree by numbers:

  • 5,400 toilet rolls used 
  • 1,000 litres of diesel per day 
  • 24,000 gallons of sewage removed each day 
  • 27,600 copies of the camp newspaper The Daily Cypher printed
  • 1.2km of crowd fencing 
  • 3km of site telephone cables 
  • 1,000 café meals served daily to staff