More than 50 young Luton Scouts had to imagine they’d been stranded on an island by a storm with just a few belongings.
Following the experiences of daredevil Chief Scout Bear Grylls, they had to build a shelter, make a stretcher for an injured colleague, light a fire and boil water for a hot drink.
They also had to learn to use and hunt with the only rifle they had, set up an alarm to warn of approaching wild animals and finally prepare a signal for a rescue helicopter that was searching for them.
All this took place during a series of challenges at Henlow’s seven-acre Boyd Field Camp Site.
Icknield district assistant commissioner James Hinkins, who organised the day-long event, said: “It was a real adventure for these young Scouts with a Bear Grylls story running through it.
“We had a team of 25 adults to help and it’s thanks to them and the Scouts that we had such fun.”
> Join Luton Scouts through www.scouts.org.uk/join or call 0845 300 1818.