It’s a jungle out there - in Maids Moreton village

Urban Scouts Laser Tag event on Maids Moreton playing fields.Inthe centre is head instructor Alan McKinnon (Sgt Mack) and on the left is instructor Gareth Phillips with local youngsters.'110602M-D152
Urban Scouts Laser Tag event on Maids Moreton playing fields.Inthe centre is head instructor Alan McKinnon (Sgt Mack) and on the left is instructor Gareth Phillips with local youngsters.'110602M-D152
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YOUNG people in Maids Moreton got to find out more about bush survival and laser tag when a Milton Keynes based adventure group were invited to the village by the neighbourhood police.

Urban Scouts MK gives children between the ages of eight and 14 an opportunity to learn new skills in survival while getting some exercise and learning about discipline and respect.

The organisation runs a 12 month programme which includes activities such as laser tag, which is an alternative to paintballing, bush craft, compass skills, map reading and first aid.

They were invited to Maids Moreton by Buckingham PCSO Steve Staley when he met them during a similar visit to Newton Longville.

He said: “The children who came seemed interested and by the end of the visit, we’d all joined in as well.

“It was a chance to open the children’s eyes to what groups are out there. We hope to organise another session soon.”

He added if there was enough interest from the youngsters, the police would organise a session of laser tag.

Urban Scouts MK currently have three groups based in Milton Keynes, but hope to expand into the area in the future.

They hold sessions at The Caldecotte Xperience on Mondays from 5pm to 6pm and from 6pm to 7pm, Tattenhoe Pavilion every Tuesday and Shenley Brook End every Wednesday.

The group is run by former army recruit trainer Alan Mckinnon who has experience in recruit training, survival and bush craft.

More information can be found at

www.urbanscoutsmk.com.