A double Bunk with the Beasts experience for Kingswinfordbased 1st Dawley Brook Scout Group proved a huge hit with 60 youngsters who took part during two weekends.
Beavers spent their evening with Baron Dudley – aka Senior Presenter David Riley who talked about horrible history before leading a torchlit walk around the site.
Later they slept in the allegedly-haunted grounds of Dudley Castle and the next morning took part in Wake Up the Zoo, feeding tapirs, penguins, giraffes, sealions and meerkats.
Scout Leader, Dawn Rides, said: “We all learnt a lot of interesting animal facts, and it was a full morning’s work doing the feeding we only just managed to complete the tasks before all the mums and dads arrived.”
The second weekend for the Cubs involved a ghost walk, and late night vigil, and they also helped to feed animals the following morning.
Dawn added: “The weekends were absolutely marvellous for everyone, and a big thank you must go to DZG.
“Months later we are still talking about the experiences!”
CAPTION: Members of 1st Dawley Brook Scout Group get set to Bunk with the Beasts.