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Zorbing Football Luton Scouts Style

Date: 7th Oct 2019 Author: Gerald Law

In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley but Luton Scouts took football to a new level.

It the pouring rain, Griffin, Hydra, Phoenix and Young Leaders Explorers wore over size beachballs to hold a competition of Zorbing Football.

Griffin, Hydra, Phoenix ESU and Young Leaders were invited to take part and for this new venture for Scouting in Luton and Griffin Explorers were the first unit to arrange the activity, so they picked Zorbing Football.

With 30 young people turned up for a wet evening of fun, so the rain they did not let it stop them from getting stuck into the games that had been planned for them.

Divided into teams, they took it in turns playing zorbing football.

The result of wearing over size plastic bubbles created more laughter than football and to make matters worse, they forgot to keep score.

This was not a problem because the players had all had a great time getting wet and running around inside a zorbing ball. This was not a problem because the real winners were fun and friends enjoying a very energetic and physically demanding activity followed by pizza which disappeared quickly at the hands of the hungry teenagers.

Luton Scout prove they have fun in many ways and not just knots and compasses.


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