Summer Camp pictures are now here!
Stock Park 2015!
Looks like its going to be a wet week, make sure you have plenty of kit and a packed lunch ready for tomorrow! Thanks, Emma
Just a little group shot to show you we haven’t killed any of them yet! PS I bet our view is better than yours!!
Heave ho! Unloading the trailer…It was really sunny today so we made the most of it.
Playing a quick couple of games after a hard days work setting up for tomorrow. Curry, rice and poppadoms for tea. For those parents who haven’t experienced a camp with us before, at 1st Kirkham the scouts cook from scratch all the food we eat over the week, and then wash it up after! Its a lovely week for the leaders.
Just as a note to all our lovely friends and family coming to meet us tomorrow the A6/M55 slip road is closed. You will have to go up the A6 to meet us.
Ready to jump!
Despite the weather, all the scouts have been absolutely fantastic! They have all constantly had smiles on their face.
Obviously all this hard work playing deserves a treat!
Don’t fall in!!
Even the leaders can have fun sometimes!
Unfortunately, it was still raining tonight so we didn’t managed our plan of a walk up Gummers How and then a camp fire. Instead we are just having a few board games with the heating on, a relaxing evening and a hot drink. Thanks for all your comments, we read them as a group with a drink in the mess tent instead! Early night tonight due to a busy day tomorrow, we are off to Great Tower camp site for shooting and some orienteering. Will check in then!
We are having a few problems with the internet, uploading pictures etc. Everyone is fine, very wet unfortunately but keeping busy!
A very busy day today, first with all the activities going! All of us were off to Great Tower Scout Activity Centre, where in rotation we have beein shooting, orienteering, borrowed the showers, geocaching, bike trail, doing some games and some archery – fun never stops! Despite some of the scouts getting very very lost orienteering, the second they heard us opening the sandwiches they were back like a shot!
The Patrol Leaders went on their very own adventure today. As part of you chief scout gold badge from scouts, you have to plan and partake in an overnight expedition – completely on your own! I hope they put their tents up well as it is due to rain even more tonight!
All are well, having a brilliant time and the leaders are very impressed with their maturity and get up and go positive attitude! No one has let the weather deter their enthusiasm. Everyone has eaten a lovely meal (mine was the best I’ve had all week!) and we are about to have a fire and warm up! Hopefully the comments are working again now but if you email firstname.lastname@example.org they are working fine!
Rain! But we have soldiered on and set off with a packed lunch for patrol hikes. The PLs are out on their own for their expedition badge, and the other members have gone on a quick five mile walk. Back later this afternoon for making some fires and then cooking our tea on them!! APLs (assistant patrol leaders) have been promoted over the last 24 hours to PL’s (Patrol leaders) and they are doing really well! Hawk especially, winning every inspection this week. For those who don’t know we have inspection every morning, this is where all the scouts wash up and sort their areas, their tent, their personal kit, themselves and all their kitchen utensils. The leaders mark them out of ten on each areas, to make sure they are all washing, eating well and looking after their kit. When we got back, we made tea on open fires and on some rocket stoves (stoves powered by wood). The scouts worked hard as patrols to get the fires started, and keeping it maintained. We had chicken fajitas, jacket potatoes and chocolate bananas. Best tea so far in my eyes, and it’s been so tasty all week!! Loving the messages, Connor is currently winning the kisses competition with 4 more days to go!
Quietest they have been all week when they are eating!!!
Don’t worry mums and dads, I took a photo before the PL’s were let loose in the wild..to give to crime watch if required!
The sun has finally been shining We have all enjoyed a lovely day out on the water doing Sailing, Canoeing and Rowing and most importantly… Everyone had a wash!
Thank you for all your comments, we have loved reading them out at the campfire! If the two Scouts who left us are reading this, we miss you, and we are very jealous of you being in a warm bed!
We had a chilled out evening tonight, having a wide game and roasting marshmallows on the campfire. All excited now for competition day tomorrow!
Today we had a lie in (til 8am!!) woo!! Sausages, beans, cereals and waffles for breakfast as per usual went down a treat. In the morning it was beautiful and sunny! The PLs ran a game for us all and everyone enjoyed some challenges and incidents. The scouts had s number of tasks to complete in their patrols, and the better they did it, the more points they got towards the competition day trophy. The evening was topped off with a chippy tea in front of the lake and some after dinner speeches, marked for points by the leaders. We had the final challenges after tea, before a longer campfire with marshmallows to toast creating some very tired scouts! Winning patrol has not been announced yet but I can tell you it’s a lovely surprise to the rest of the week!
Daniel is now winning the kisses competition with over 150 kisses from his sister – that will take a bit of beating!
Packing up and Bowness.
All the scouts have pulled together and despite the temperamental weather they have been singing and dancing all day long. After putting away some kit this morning, this afternoon we spent in Bowness, having a wander and tea out. Back to site and packing some more into the wagon, before a couple of games. Such a good end to the week, I just wish it wasn’t so wet! All your children have done you so proud, thank-you to every one of them for letting us leaders have such a good camp! Make sure your washing machines have an early night, it’s going to be a busy day tomorrow!
I’d just like to take this opportunity to apologise for being late home on Saturday. (Please see below – Promise, we did set off at 9.50am…we just left the field at 12.10pm!)
But a HUGE THANKYOU for all those parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, little brothers and sisters who pulled together to help us unload the van back into the stores, we really appreciate your help and it certainly made the process easier for the leaders. Have a lovely, relaxing Summer, and you will get a letter through the post with the start back date and information.