THE challenge and excitement of Chamboree 2014 provided a week-long feast of fun and adventure for Knutsford Scouts.

Chamboree is held every four years at the County Showground in Tabley near Knutsford and this year saw several thousand young people and their leaders from across the county, country and even overseas taking part.

Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were joined by Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members for the event which featured a superhero theme and a packed programme of exciting activities including a stunt show, blast zone and off-site city experience in Liverpool alongside traditional survival skills and a superhero boot camp training area.

There were also science experiments to try, a chance to get creative, learn some circus skills and help to save the planet, plus a full programme of evening entertainment that included a talent show, rock night and silent disco. Carnival Night saw thousands dressed as superheroes for a parade into the Chamboree arena.

"Chamboree has been a really good experience, especially getting to know the other people in my World Scout Jamboree contingent," said Catherine Eadie of the Knutsford Kite Explorer Scout Unit.

"I really enjoyed the Tattonbury 24-hour event in Tatton Park and the DJs have been really good as well. All in all it’s been fab."

Also joining in at Chamboree were visitors from Egypt, USA, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Slovenia, Norway, Kenya and Ireland.

"We saw thousands of people entering into the spirit of the event through their fancy dress outfits and campsite gateways,’ said Cheshire Scouts county commissioner and Camp Chief Graham Phillips.

"It’s been a fantastic week that I’m sure all who took part will remember for a long time."

During the event 5,400 toilet rolls were used, 1,000 litres of diesel used per day, 27,600 copies of the camp newspaper The Daily Cypher printed as well as 1,000 meals served daily to staff.