Scouts from many troops in and around Salisbury recently spent weeks constructing rafts and cardboard canoes and coming up with many different designs.

They were preparing for  Salisbury & South Wilts District Raft Races on the River Nadder at The Butts in Salisbury on Sunday, July 8. All teams competed in timed runs, with the top two teams in Y6&7 age range and Y8&9 age range racing against each other for the trophies. The cardboard canoe race involved craft constructed of just cardboard and parcel tape.

Finally, an all-in race included all of the rafts racing against each other.

The finals in the two age ranges were both between teams from 2nd Bulford and Bourne Valley Idmiston with Bulford winning both races.

Report and pictures by Mark Warner

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