World Record Attempt at District Camp

Date: 17th Jul 2017 Author: Scout Websites

Over the spring bank holiday weekend in May, our scouts took part in “The Big Takeover” district camp at Frylands Wood. Over the course of the weekend 600 members of the district, from all sections of 20 groups, took over the campsite for a weekend of fun and activities.

The weekend was filled with an It’s a knockout competition, adventurous activities, bouncy castles, as well as a talent show and disco. But the best was still to come.

On the final morning of the camp we were part of an official Guinness World Record Attempt!!!! Yes we were! Our whole group, from the youngest beaver to the camp leader joined in, to make a total of 460 people attempting …… a custard pie in the face, in a chain reaction formation, world record. The current world record stands at 250 people.

This was a lot of fun and we also had a special place in that attempt, as our Camp Leader Paul received pie number 1, and Explorer Scout Laurie was the person with pie number 251 to break the record, when she pied fellow Explorer Scout Reece.

All of the evidence and videos of the day have been submitted to Guinness and we hope to here in the next few months whether we were successful.

Here is a video of the World Record Attempt.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls