3rd Macc takes part in World Record attempt with 84,000 Scouts around the world during lockdown

During lockdown we’ve been keen to find ways to transcend the isolation it creates. Those regular weekly meetings at the hut can’t happen but we are still managing to infuse fun into our members lives, take them a million miles away from the worries in the world.

Camp at home complete with fire

We had an incredible night on 30th April at 3rd Macc taking part in #CampAtHome, a world record attempt organised by Northumberland Scouts to get as many people camping on one day as possible. 28 families from our group joined in along with 67 Countries all over the globe including Croatia, Hong Kong, Malawi, Czech Republic, Mauritius & Grand Cayman.

Families from 3rd Macc across Macclesfield set up dens, tents inside and even braving hail outside in bivouacs. Brothers and sisters joined in on the fun too. Here’s a fun video of a front room takeover.

The event was a perfect distraction for our young people and they were able to get creative, have little adventures and feel safe in a time which has created a lot of anxiety. Even some mums and dads camped out too! All good practice for when we are back to normal and our group camps can happen.

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