BOYS and girls from Upper Beeding and Bramber were the first Beaver Scouts to have a sleepover at Fishers Farm.
The group of 16 Beavers and five leaders from 1st Beeding and Bramber Scout Group arrived at the Wisborough Green family farm on Friday.
They spent the night sleeping on the floor of Casper’s Barn, before a day on the farm on Saturday.
Helen Cosham, one of the leaders, said: “Despite the rain, the children were able to do lots of the activities on the farm. The indoor play area was most popular.
“A picnic lunch was followed by visiting the animals, with lots of animal handling. Last of all, there was time in the gift shop before the parents arrived to take their very tired and slighty damp children home.”
The children were excited as they arrived clutching sleeping bags and teddy bears, and were welcomed by owner Tim Rollings.
Evening games included a pillow fight before hot chocolate was served with a bedtime story.
The leaders took it turns to watch over the sleeping children before cockerels awoke them in the morning.
Full English breakfast was cooked by the farm’s catering staff, who had arrived specially early, and give the Beavers fuel for their fun day ahead.
On Sunday, the Beavers joined the rest of the group at St Peter’s Church, Upper Beeding, for the Remembrance Day service. Some Scouts read prayers and others carried the section flags.
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