MP and Lord Mayor join in with the fun at camp

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PORTSMOUTH MP Penny Mordaunt joined in with the fun as hundreds of Guides and Scouts went on camp.

Around 350 youngsters from Portsmouth travelled to Lyons Copse, in Shedfield, to have a go at climbing, rafting, archery, an assault course and air rifle shooting.

Penny Mordaunt with some of the 350 Portsmouth Scouts and Guides who joined forces for a fun and adventurous activity weekend at Lyons Copse in Shedfield.

Penny Mordaunt with some of the 350 Portsmouth Scouts and Guides who joined forces for a fun and adventurous activity weekend at Lyons Copse in Shedfield.

And they were joined by Portsmouth North MP Ms Mordaunt and the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor Steven Wylie.

Ms Mordant, who is a Scouting ambassador, learnt how to cook fairy cakes on a fire and did the ‘death slide’ – a zip-line.

She said: ‘I’ve been out and about with everyone at Scout camp and we have done archery, rafting, rock climbing and a death slide.

‘But most impressively we’ve been cooking on a campfire. This is a first for me, but of course all this would not be possible without the fantastic volunteers that give up their time all the way through the year, but especially at weekends like this.

‘I would encourage anyone who fancies getting involved as a Scout to step forward, because it’s immense fun.’

Cllr Wylie added: ‘I’ve been shown around all the activities and there’s so many on offer. With so many skills, it’s been great to be involved.’

‘I’ve learnt how much fun you can really have.’