THERE was a day of excitement as youngsters went on a trip to key Scouting location.

Andover District Beavers visited Brownsea Island, the site of the first ever Scout camp, on Saturday for a fun-filled day.

Seventy-five Beavers and 21 leaders including Andover district commissioner Julian Shade set off early with two coaches travelling to Sandbanks, in Poole, before hopping onto a ferry, which some found most exciting as it was their first time using this form of transport.

Assistant district commissioner Richard Hennen said: “Once on the island they took part in lots of activities including den building, map reading and various games.

“After a picnic which was invaded by peacocks the beavers all met at the Lord Baden Powell memorial stone where Julian Slade renewed there Beaver promise.”

The youngsters enjoyed the ‘natural playground’ before heading home.

Richard added: “Massive thanks goes to all the leaders and helpers who gave up there own time to give the young people such an amazing experience.”