1st Biggar/Tinto Enjoy a Successful Group Camp

21st September 2011

Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and Young Leaders camped on the Friday and Saturday night, in what turned out to be some very wild weather, causing damage to one tent when the centre pole tore through the canvas.  Scouts must be very sound sleepers though as only two woke up, who came to inform leaders, the remainder even slept on as the leaders did an emergency repair and re-erected the tent again!

During the day on Saturday the weather was kinder and Beavers came along to join in the fun.  The youngsters were split into mixed age groups, supporting each other as they worked round bases.  All had the opportunity to try archery, an assault course, pioneering challenge involving retrieving water from the burn, orienteering, firelighting, science experiments, team challenges and a bouncy obstacle course.  The evening was rounded off with a campfire before the Beavers went home, Cubs and Scouts then enjoyed a late night barbecue.

Sunday's Scouts Own was led by one of the Scouts, James, as part of his Chief Scout Gold Award, reflecting on the weekend and the teamwork that was involved by everyone to ensure the weekend was a success.

Rounders and football games took place before the tents were taken down and packed away.

Overnight saw over 60 people on camp, with around 90 taking part on Saturday, this included youngsters, leaders and a few parent helpers, some of whom enjoyed themselves so much that they left with PVG and adult application forms.

Author: Gavin Holt


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