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The excitement and anticipation of the slide to the bottom of the water/mudslide, showed on their faces, from over 100 scouts and kids from the community.
Some were flying to the bottom and others slid with queasy and slippery feel of the soap suds filled them with delight as they zoomed down the slide. Wetsuits were the trend of the night for most!!
Cold weather meant a smaller turnout for the annual mudslide but those who did come out on Tuesday, February 20 had an awesome time.
The event has been organised for the past 12 years and was started as national imitative to promote Scouting in New Zealand.
“Mudslides are still held in the last week of February all around the country and Te Anau continued the event as a good way to introduce kids to scouts who might be interested in joining,” Scout leader Sue Walker said
“A lot of the children went down the slide numerous times and some even said the water felt warm!”
The unseasonably cold snap saw the kids treated to hot chocolate from The Sandfly Café and sausage afterwards to help them warm up.
Special thanks to Russell and Kristine Maher who have set it up every year, assisted by the Te Anau Fire Brigade.
- By Julie Walls