More than 500 Beavers from Epsom and other scout groups joined in the County Beaver camp over the weekend (May 18-19).

The Beavers Go Wild event was hosted at the Bentley Copse Activity Centre in Surrey Hills, which is owned by Surrey Scouts.

Throughout the weekend the budding younger scout troupes threw themselves into over 50 different adventurous activities, including Archery, Go Karts, Climbing, caving, assault course, fire-lighting and many more besides.

The beaver teams were also taught about Malaria by the County International team from Surrey Scouts.

The Beaver Scouts (6–8 years) is the youngest section in Scouting.

James, a Beaver Scout, 6, from Surrey, said:

"I had lots of fun and I enjoyed the cave maze best."

Meanwhile Sarah, a seven-year-old Beaver Scout, was thrilled to tackle the climbing wall.

"The best bit of the weekend was the climbing as I was scared at first but I got to the top," she said.

Denise Iverson, Assistant County Commissioner (Beaver Scouts), said of the event: "It was great meeting you all there and seeing over 500 Beavers and leaders have a great time."

Scouts is regarded as the world's largest youth movement, and was founded in 1907.

In the UK, Scouting is supported by The Scout Association, enabling 7,000 groups across the country to provide experiences to over 450,000 young people aged 6-25.