A SCOUT and guide festival resurrected by determined supporters is going from strength to strength with the latest event boosted by a group of superheroes.

Bedale Scout and Guide Festival is being held in the town on Sunday June 9 and will be launched by a parade of superheroes winding their way through the town to Bedale Hall Park for a day of celebrations.

It sets off from Benkhill Drive at 11am led by a local Zumba group. A 60 ft inflatable obstacle course is being erected in the park with live music by Chris Pritchard and Bedale Brass Band. Harlequin Women’s Morris team will be demonstrating their skills, with 24 local businesses, charities and sports groups running stalls and activities.

Three dog shows are being staged by Saving Yorkshire’s Dogs with a classic car rally by Brand Bedale. Other entertainment is provided by Aquaman's Ducking Stall, Hawkeye's archery, a crockery Hulk Smash the Black Widow's Nerf Shooting Gallery, and Batman's Hook-A-Duck.

There were fears the festival could be lost to the town when it was cancelled in 2017 because of a lack of volunteers after over 30 years, but supporters rallied round to hold one of the best events yet in 2018 and say they are determined this year will build on that.

A spokesperson said: "We are planning to have a spectacular end to our giant superhero themed Festival thanks to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

"Provided there are no emergency call-outs, this team of real-life superheroes will be demonstrating how they save lives by cutting up a car. It’s going to be a great day there will be plenty to keep everybody busy."