Patrick Rivet

Patrick Rivet

PHOTOS — Scouting fun, games, skills

A whirlwind week of fun, games and Scouting has brought about 6,500 people to a camp on Sylvan Lake.



A whirlwind week of fun, games and Scouting has brought about 6,500 people to a camp on Sylvan Lake.

Camp Woods on the west side of Sylvan Lake has swelled in size with some major renovations to accommodate 5,000 Scouts and about 1,500 volunteers from across Canada.

They are all in Central Alberta for the 2013 Scouts Canada Jamboree.

The first Scouts arrived on Friday and began pitching their tents in various group camping areas set up at Camp Woods.

While at the jamboree, Scouts have an opportunity to participate in numerous activities. Activities at Camp Woods’ grounds include sailing, swimming, canoeing, wall climbing, stilt-walking, archery, zip-lining, volleyball, wall climbing, badge trading, a low-ropes course and more.

Scouts also had the chance to leave Camp Woods on day trips to places like the Calgary Stampede, West Edmonton Mall and the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site.

The Jamboree runs until Saturday, when the Scouts depart the site.