Winter Camp 10
A new camp site, we tried geocaching for the
first time, the hike was longer than expected, Scout made beefburgers were
voted yummy and a wide game demanding stealth and cunning was voted a success.
Photo now in the 2010 Smugmug gallery
January Camp 10
A repeat of the December camp but this time
there was snow on the ground! The Scouts had learnt something from the December
camp and most stayed a bit warmer.
December Camp 09
A cold, but not frosty, night under canvas
for the Dragon award. Breakfast in a bun was voted a success - particulary the
lack of washing up!
Operation Bald Eagle
Well done to the eighteen Scouts who took
part in Operation Bald Eagle. Congratulations to The Black Dragons who won the
Teddy Bears night base. All completed the night hike and worked hard at the day
bases. The weather was unusually kind and we were saved from the usual mud
bath! Pictures are now up in the
Back to basics camp at Bearley and
Snitterfield. Cooking on wood fires, playing in the woods and the inevitable
wide game which was a first for some.
What a week. Fun, festivities and friendship.
Notable for the painted fingernails and painted faces, the fantastic activities
and the social life in the evenings.
Six Scouts and four leaders took to the
Stratford canal for a trip up to Hatton Country World and back. Notable moments
were the geese trying to eat Tom for breakfast, the new look aprons, the
fantastic pizzas cooked by the Scouts and the geese (again) who looked for all
the world as if they were going to get onto the boat.
Postponed from February when the snow made it
impossible for anyone to get out of their drive this camp eventually took place
in March at Hatton Scout camp site. The camp was notable for the visit from the
local policeman who gave us a parking ticket for the Scout car - a remarkable
team effort - for the hail storms on Sunday and for the wind on the Saturday
night. These Scouts will now always check the direction of the prevailing wind
before pitching tents!
24 Hour Games Marathon
Well it seemed like a good idea in January!
Never seen so many different Monopoly games and that was definitely THE game of
the day. Well done to those Scouts who stayed up for the whole 24 hours and
well done to all for raising over £170.
The rain wasn't planned and we all got soaked
but what's a bit of rain? Great hike from Studley Castle, via Coughton and back
to the hut. Hot dogs and cocoa before bed.
Operation Bald Eagle
Not as muddy as some we've been on and lovely
weather for the night hike. Don't think we've ever seen the Scouts so
Chief Scout Gold Award Challenge Camp
Three Scouts at Blackwell Court. They did eat
eventually and if the pasta fell into the washing up bowl the washing up liquid
only added to the flavour!
What a great week. Water activities, a day on
the 'beach' (specially imported for the week), global activities, craft and
29 July - 6 August
For summer camp we went to Peak 05 in the
grounds of Chatsworth House. We arrived after an eventful journey (only 2
punctures and the loss of the jockey wheel!) and with some skilfull tent
pitching managed to fit onto our allocated site.
The week was jam-packed with activities
including abseiling, canoeing, rafting, sports competitions, silly races,
sailing, mountain biking, circus skills, crafts, music, making friends - not to
mention the discos, talent shows and other evening activities.
During the week we made friends with Scouts
from Nigeria, Sweden and Ireland together with others from many parts of the UK
- our international cream tea was a great success.
The return journey was uneventful and quiet
with the air full of zzzzzz's
Eight scouts and three leaders took to the
local canals on the 12 berth narrowboat Centenary. Numerous locks, several 3
(ish) point turns and lots of bridges were all successfully negotiated. Scouts
took their 'medicine' (coca-cola) without complaint and no-one fell in.
1 - 3 July
Another great weekend from the MC/SR team.
Astwood Bank had three teams of Scouts who tackled the route and all completed
the walk and all the bases.
Well done to the five-a-side football team
who entered the sports competition and won several of their matches. After the
disco it was time to watch the fantastic firework display and then to
Sunday saw the usual array of crafts and
activities for all to try.
After lunch time to strike camp, attend the
presentations and closing ceremony and then home.
The camp will be memorable for the
interesting combination of sugar from the jam donuts getting onto all the rest
of the lunch - on both days.
18 - 19 June 2005
A hike memorable for the cows bunched in
front of the only exit from the field and for the Andrex fluffy slippers which
were just what was required after soaking the tired feet in cold water on the
return from the walk.
After tea we had a camp fire with the
mandatory toasted marshmallows and were happy to welcome the DC who joined us
for a short time.
Craft bases kept us busy for quite a while
and then it was time for a DVD and bed although the night was too short for the
After breakfast on Sunday it was time to go