The Great Wonderfest – the Isle of Wight’s newest family festival hosted by TV legends Dick and Dom – is teaming up with Scouts IOW to launch ‘Scoutfest’.
The event is inviting Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from all over the UK to join them for the ultimate summer family camp.
‘Scoutfest’ will have a dedicated campsite at The Great Wonderfest, based at Duxmore Farm offering an environment for camping, rambling and outdoor activities.
Scouts will go free and have the chance to opt for a 7-day or 4-day camp, where Scout groups from all over the country will be able to experience #SkillsForLife.
‘Scoutfest’ coordinator, Malcolm Cox, said:
“There’s always lots happening on the Isle of Wight and our Scouts take every opportunity to get involved with carnivals, processions, fetes and festivals across the Island.
“We’re especially pleased that Dick and Dom and the team at The Great Wonderfest have asked us to run Scoutfest within their festival.
“Together, we hope to set a new standard for bringing family fun to the Scouting experience!”
Dick, from festival hosts Dick and Dom, said:
“It’ll be great to have the Scouts at the Great Wonderfest. I used to be a Cub and a Scout so I know how important it can be to learn about the great outdoors.
“Not only can they develop their Scouting skills, but they can also party at The Great Wonderfest – festival badges all round!”
Main Stage performances include Busted, The Vamps, Conor Maynard and retro acts such as The Blow Monkeys, Robin S and Musical Youth. There will also be dance shows and workshops from Britain’s Got Talent stars Flawless and a Robots Live Arena featuring stars from BBC Robot Wars.
Dick and Dom are hosting the main stage every day, as well as Peppa Pig and George’s Summer Festival and Rastamouse live.
With ‘Scoutfest’ hosting its own festival within the heart of The Great Wonderfest, there will be a lively programme of Scouting’s favourite activities, as well as a ‘Skills for Life’ programme focusing on helping Scouts develop into leaders, problem solvers and team players by giving them the character, employability and practical skills they need to succeed.
‘Scoutfest’ will host a full programme of activities; from badge work, daily challenges and outdoor pursuits, to big pioneering projects and fun stuff like Scout treasure hunts, pop-up tent packing competitions and hiking.
The Scouts will also host campfire sessions and campsite sing-alongs with special guests on the Main Stage.
The local IOW Scouts will also have a media team on site producing a daily broadsheet as well as providing a Sherpa service, helping festival goers carry their kit to the campsites.