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Scouts camping out on No 10 lawn

Published 04/08/2011 | 14:40

The badge featuring Number 10's famous front door which will be awarded to a group of Beaver and Cubs camping out in the garden
The badge featuring Number 10's famous front door which will be awarded to a group of Beaver and Cubs camping out in the garden

A group of Beaver and Cub Scouts will qualify for a unique badge this weekend - by camping out in the garden of 10 Downing Street.

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The youngsters are pitching their tents on the Prime Minister's lawn to help raise cash for children's health charity Sparks.

Games are being organised and meals will be prepared in the grounds, where US President Barack Obama manned a barbecue earlier this year.

Aged between six and eight, the 15 boys and girls are members of the Broomwood Beaver Colony of the 12th/14th Battersea Westside Scout Group, from south London.

For many, the "sleepover" will be their first night away from home.

As well as being given a tour of the inside of the residence, they will get a badge featuring Number 10's famous front door to display on their uniforms.

It was designed by the group's leader Harvey Ward, who will be supervising their stay on Saturday night along with three older cub scouts.

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