This summer the Group had all three sections camping together, with 60 young people with ages ranging from 6 -14 ½ years.
Thankfully the weather was glorious and the children could enjoy a non-stop fun packed weekend with all the activities planned for them.
Grass sledging, face painting, a variety of inflatables including, a bouncy castle, sumo suits and bungee run. All the children competed against each other on the obstacle and mini assault course.
Many of them overcame their fear of heights on the 7.5 metre Climbing Tower and made it to the top! Colin from the Climbing Project said “the way the young people worked together to motivate each other to get up the tower was amazing. Zane and Olly did remarkably well” For more information on The Climbing Project please email Colin email@example.com
The Scouts, many for the first time enjoyed, axe throwing and Fire Circus which included fire poi, batons and skipping.
For many of the Beavers not only was it their first time away from home, it was their very first time camping in a tent.
Elaine, the Beaver Leader, said “the Beavers were so excited to be sleeping in a tent with their friends and for two nights. They loved being with the Cubs and Scouts and helping to put up the tents”
Saturday nights entertainment was a Camp Fire provided by David and Sandra Johnson. Songs, old and new, were learnt.
For some added entertainment, the Scouts performed sketches around the campfire. This was a wonderful time for the group to come together in traditional scouting fashion and enjoy some very funny comedy.
Sunday morning was relaxing with group rounders’, volley ball and our traditional “Tug O’ War” competition. The Beavers are the current holders of the 1st Marldon Trophy for this event and we are still in discussion who this year’s winners are!
John, the Group Scout Leader said “we have seen the group grow quickly in numbers over a short period of time across all the sections and thought it was time to celebrate our success and have the whole group camping together.