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In pictures: Beavers earn space badges at summer camp

James Hockaday

James Hockaday

Budding astronauts from Windsor and Eton Scouts learnt about the stars in a giant blow-up planetarium and earned their space badges as part of a summer camp.

Assisted by 25 scout leaders, 45 Beaver Scouts, mostly aged seven, set up camp in Windsor Great Park for a fun weekend learning valuable skills.

On Saturday, the Beavers made spacemen and junk rockets which they pumped full of air and launched into the sky.

They also had the chance to learn about space through an inflatable illuminated planetarium.

Beavers collected wood to set up a campfire on Saturday night, and the following morning they cooked frankfurters over a barbecue, learnt how to tie reef knots and make tent frames with garden canes.

Windsor and Eton Beaver Scouts assistant district commissioner Mandy Hall told the Express: “We’re lucky in Windsor to have this wonderful site.

“I think the kids need to get away from their electronic devices and from home and get outside in the fresh air and just be children.”

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