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Scouts are cubs get prepared for world record sleepover

PUBLISHED: 17:51 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:22 05 October 2010

Scouts, cubs and beavers get ready for record-breaking sleepover bid

Scouts, cubs and beavers get ready for record-breaking sleepover bid

SCOUTS and cubs from London’s East End took part in a Guinness world record bid for the biggest ever simultaneous sleepover. They also managed to stay silent for nearly an hour in a sponsored silence for charity’

SCOUTS and cubs from London's East End took part in a Guinness world record bid for the biggest ever simultaneous sleepover.

They also managed to stay silent for nearly an hour in a sponsored 'silence for charity'.

The 32 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the new 2nd East London Scout Group held their sleepover at the Dockland Settlement on the Isle of Dogs simultaneously with 40,000 others at venues all over the country.

The youngsters also took part in sports coaching sessions in Millwall Park, a Giant Jenga and karaoke competition, a barbecue and a national teeth cleaning challenge.

But the real challenge came with a 'sponsored silence' which they somehow managed for over 50 minutes.

"That was something of a miracle for our loudmouth lot!" said Group Scout Leader Mike leggett.

The kids, aged six to 10, occupied themselves during the silence with a competition which was won by Cub Scout David Roast with his celebration punch in the air. But no sound was made!

They raised £200 for the Save the Children appeal for the Burma cyclone disaster.

Cub leader Vicky Thompson delighted the kids with a surprise giant 'Sleepover 2008' cake she baked in the shape and colours of the Scout Association's world badge.


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