Posted: 08.07.19 at 14:42 by The Editor
The scout and guides 66th annual fete marked the attempt of a new guiness world record.
Over 800 Scouts, Guides and members of the public gathered at the 66th annual Scout and Guide Fete at Romilly park, Barry, South Wales on Saturday 6th July to create a human fleur-de-lis.
The participants put on red ponchos to mark out the fleur-de-lis shape and remained in place for 5 minutes to break the current record of 445 people.
They now have to wait for their attempt to be verified to see if they will be placed in the Book of World Records.
Tir a Mor district commissioner Chris Parsons said: “The annual fete gives us the chance to raise valuable funds for our groups and to get Scouting and Guiding out in the community. I’d like to thank all of our supporters over the years, in particular our patrons and advertisers whose support has been invaluable.
"The fete helps boost the funds needed to support each of the voluntary youth groups operating in Barry and the surrounding district as well as while entertaining the crowd”.
This year’s event opened with the traditional march past of the Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Scouts, Rangers and Explorers.
It was led by the Newport scout and guide band, which is the only Scout and Guide marching band in Wales.