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Network and Explorers Have a Ball with Paint

12 July 2014

On Saturday 21st June Scouts from Bath joined  140 Network and Explorer members from across Avon, at Hamburger Hill, near Hunstrete, for a day of paintballing. 
 
For four hours the young people, from 32 different units, splatted each other with paintballs under the hot summer sun. Following a change in Scouting rules in late 2013 to permit paintball as an activity, this was the first time many of the units involved had been able to take part in the activity. 
 
Paul Harper, Deputy County Commissioner for 14-25, said “We were delighted that nearly 140 Explorers, Network members and their Leaders from 32 units and Networks took part. It involves stealth, bravery, team tactics and many other scouting skills to be successful. The highlight of the day was a team game involving everyone. I think I was seen as a target in the final shoot out but it was all good fun!!”
 
Paintballing is one of the many activities offered to the 14-25 age range across Bath, for more information on joining please contact us here.