In the weeks leading up to the event, groups from all over Chelmsford had been learning about a country of their choice and raising money for international charities.
The front lawn Oaklands Park in Chelmsford was filled with over 100 young people on Sunday afternoon as they made their way around 7 themed bases, each representing a different continent. Each base was home to a different quiz and a challenge or craft. For example, on the American base, the Young People were challenged to memorise as many states as possible before making a Native American headdress and then identifying 8 films from a picture. The Asia base had the boys and girls recognising landmarks from photos before making a Chinese calendar.
Monty, an 8 year old Cub Scout from Springfield said that he had “really enjoyed learning about other countries” and “had great fun making lots of stuff”.
After the activities, Steve Randall, the District Chaplain talked to everyone about differences between cultures, countries and the people within them. This was followed by all of the individual sections renewing their Scout Promise.
By doing work at their weekly meetings and coming along to the activity afternoon, all of the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts who attended were awarded their International Partnership awards.