ALMOST 200 Beavers and Cubs and 67 leaders left Chester to visit the Camelot theme park.

They were joined at the tourist attraction near Chorley by more than 2,000 people from the Scouting movement across Cheshire.

They had great fun on the various rides and watched as Sir Lancelot defeated the evil knight in the jousting.

This event is another of the many to celebrate the centenary of Scouting in Chester.

Numbers increased by 8% this year and by 10% the year before.

All that prevents even more growth is the need to recruit more helpers.

Assistant district commissioner Alan Wilding said: “We’re finding that Scouting has a lot to offer for both young people and their parents.

“Parents want their children to take part in activities that are challenging and encourage them to develop, and the youngsters like the friendship and excitement they get from our programme.”

For information about Scouting in Chester, please ring David Bull 01244 398 635 or email