Scouts prove they are cream of the crop

PUBLISHED: 07:03 17 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:47 31 May 2010

The scouts all had a great time

The scouts all had a great time

A FOUR metre drainpipe full of fruit, cream and custard was enjoyed by the First Saffron Walden and Thaxted Scout Troops when they attended the Norfolk International Jamboree at the weekend. More than 6,000 scouts and leaders from 200 troops from across t

A FOUR metre drainpipe full of fruit, cream and custard was enjoyed by the First Saffron Walden and Thaxted Scout Troops when they attended the Norfolk International Jamboree at the weekend.

More than 6,000 scouts and leaders from 200 troops from across the world attended the event, with people from as far away as Canada and Jordan converging on the Norfolk International Showground for the biannual jamboree.

Saffron Walden leader Kevin Rule said the Canadian delicacy they sampled went down a treat.

He said: "A jamboree like this brings different countries and people together in a positive way and it was great to see our scouts interacting well with other scouts from all over the world.

"Lots of them have made new friends and the Canadian dessert we got to try as a troop was a real winner.

"Have you ever tried a four metre drainpipe full of cream, custard, fruit and chocolate sauce among other things? We can proudly say we have!

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