Aquatic action at annual Sutton Coldfield Scout raft race

A morning of aquatic action took place on Saturday 1st July when Sutton Coldfield Scouts held its annual raft race in Sutton Park.

The annual event is held jointly with Scouts from Sutton Coldfield East and West Districts. The Scouts built their own rafts and before battling it out over a number of challenges on the water to find the fastest. This year`s judges included Dennis Kennedy, organiser of the annual Sutton Coldfield Community Games.

Prior to the raft race itself there was a timed construction stage for each team, who demonstrated making the rafts out of barrels, poles and rope using traditional Scouting skills.

Adam Hodson, assistant district commissioner for Scouts in Sutton Coldfield East said: “The annual raft race is an unforgettable experience for the young people of Sutton Coldfield. The event gives them the opportunity to work together as a team. They must build the raft together and then race it against other Scout groups from Sutton Coldfield.

“Scouting gives young people experiences they`ll never forget and experiences that challenge them and help them fulfil their potential. Scouting changes lives through fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others.”

If you would like to volunteer as an adult, please go to www.suttonscouting.org.uk or call Ian Henery on 07478 670503.