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posted 13 Dec 2011, 13:08 by Danni Sims   [ updated 13 Dec 2011, 13:26 ]
In the first weekend of October, 18 Scouts from 1st Houghton (St Micheal's) joined 800 Scouts, Explorers and Leaders from around the County for Durham Scout County's massive Confido 2011. With two huge parties and loads of activities around Moor House, this was one awesome weekend that even the rain couldn't dampen.

Scouts experienced many activities such as Zorbing,  Offroad Karting, a Jacobs Ladder challenge, Segway racing, crate stacking, Laser Battlefield  and the incredible Spider Mountain.  The stronger stomached scouts also enjoyed the Extreme Survival Zone where they learned skills to keep them alive in the toughest conditions including rabbit skinning, fish gutting, shelter building and emergency survival.  As well as the high energy activities there were plenty of opportunities for Scouts to show off their skills at Confido's Got Talent, taking part in craft workshops and clowning around at the circus skills base.

As is traditional at Confido, the fun goes on well into the darkness. On Friday night, Scouts enjoyed the first party with Karaoke and plenty of cheesy pop, and dance routines gallore. Saturday night saw Scouts dressing up 'cool' for the biggest party of the weekend.

Sunday morning saw the continuation of activities before everyone packed up, attended the final ceremony and set off home looking very tired, very muddy but very happy.  Bring on Confido 2012!