Summer Camp 2015

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

Saturday

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!!

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Heave ho! Unloading the trailer…It was really sunny today so we made the most of it.

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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.

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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.

Parents day!

Thanks to all those parents who came up to meet us, despite the weather! For all those who couldn’t here are a few pictures to show what you have missed.
A bit of undercover archery.
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Ready to jump!

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Despite the weather, all the scouts have been absolutely fantastic! They have all constantly had smiles on their face.

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Obviously all this hard work playing deserves a treat!

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Don’t fall in!!

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Even the leaders can have fun sometimes!

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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! :)

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Monday

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 enquiries@1stkirkhamandweshamscouts.org.uk they are working fine!

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Tuesday

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! ;)

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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! ;)

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Wednesday

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!

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Thursday!

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!

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Friday

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!)

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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.

54 thoughts on “Summer Camp 2015

  1. Thank you all as always for hosting a great family afternoon. I hope you all have an amazing week and the weather improves for you.

    Sean – Have an amazing time and cherish this last Summer camp with scouts. Love you millions xx

  2. Thank you for a lovely afternoon. Kenyon really enjoyed all the water activities.

    Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week.
    Love you lots like jelly tots Sinead, it’s so quiet without you

  3. What a fabulous camp you have all made! Thank you for a great afternoon. Matthew and Edward – enjoy the warm camp fire after a wet day. Here are a couple of tongue twister poems for you to read out for a bit of fun:

    A canner exceedingly canny
    one morning remarked to his granny
    “A canner can can
    anything that he can,
    but a canner can’t can a can, can he?”

    A tutor who tooted the flute
    tried to tutor two tooters to toot
    said the two to the tutor
    “is it harder to toot, or
    to tutor two tooters to toot?”

  4. Thanks for a good afternnon. Jacob loved getting wet and muddy. Lots of love and kisses to Connor.

  5. Hope your having a great time Sean, with the added little detour thrown in to your hike…yes we were worried. (understatement!)

    We got the dog micro chipped in case he got lost…your next :D

    xxx

  6. Had problems posting this last night, so just to say thanks for a lovely day yesterday – what a great camp you have all helped to make! Enjoy warming up by the camp fire and drying off. Matthew and Edward, we enjoyed a warm pub tea after we left you …. it was lovely, soft squishy comfy chairs in the warmth, tucking into fish, chips and mushy peas … Mmmmm, but I bet your BBQ was just as yummy! Here are couple of tongue twister poems for you to read out around the camp fire for a bit of fun :

    A canner exceedingly canny
    one morning remarked to his granny
    “a canner can can
    anything that he can
    but a canner can’t can a can, can he?”

    A tutor who tooted the flute
    tried to tutor two tooters to toot
    said the two to the tutor
    “is it harder to toot or
    to tutor two tooters to toot?”

    Love Mum and Dad x

  7. Thanks for a good day. Jacob loved getting wet and muddy. Hope the weather clears up. Loads of love, hugs and kisses to Connor from us and sloppy licks from the dogs love mum, dad and jacob xxx

  8. Thanks for an Amazing Afternoon it was great to be there.

    Hi Arron Hope your having a great time and getting better at skimming stones
    Hope the weather gets better for you all
    love you lots see you saturday x

  9. Hope you are not too wet and soggy and still having fun.
    Went for a hearing test today – no chattering during the day or snoring at night!
    Pip sends kisses for Nick and Lucy- looking forward to the pictures

  10. It all sounds great. I’ve been busy too with the re-decorating. Painting is coming on well and I’ve found a lovely shade of pink for your room :) :) :)

    Love Mum x

  11. Hello Harry-boy and All!

    David feels the need to point out that he slept in a bed last night.

    Tell Emma, if she sells you too many sweets I will instinctively know.

    Sure you are being a brilliant APL. Enjoy the fun and when it all gets too wet just hold on to the thought of xbox.

    Love Us

  12. Missing you lots Sinead hope you are having a fantastic time. Kenyon hopes you enjoyed the cookies she made for you all.

    Operation Sinead’s bedroom begins tonight he he he. What will be left????

    Love you lots like jelly tots to the moon and back more than yesterday

  13. Hi Arron how good it is to see your happy face on the pictures! I do hope u are haveing a good time and giving everything a try. Im missing u and budz is missing haveing you to chew! Im looking forward to seeing u on sat and hearing all about camp
    love mum and budz x

  14. Hi, Hope you are all having a fab time. Hope the PLs make it safely to their base tonight. Wonder what they are having for tea. Tim… baby Maisy is home now. We will put you on the nappy changing rota!

    Enjoy the next few days. Lots of love to Tim.

  15. Hello Jasmine, we had a fab day on Sunday. Thanks to all the leaders for making camp so enjoyable.
    Hope you have dried out! Kira’s trainers are still wet!
    Daisy and Kira went to crossfit on Monday! They are aching a bit today!
    Have loads of fun see you soon. Missing you loads love Mum,Dad, Kira and Daisy xxx

  16. Hi Ben
    Hope you’re having a great time?
    We enjoyed our visit on Sunday and seeing the camp all set up.
    Well done to you all for keeping entertained in the rain!
    Have loads of fun.
    Love Mum and Dad xx

    ps. It’s very quiet here with no boys!

  17. Hope nobody got ‘trench foot’ and all enjoyed the walk today.

    Tulip sends lots of kisses to Charlotte- she has laid an egg everyday since you have been away!!

    Lots of love
    Mum and Dad

  18. Hi Jack, (Carr)

    Hope your having a fab time, and the weather is being kind, heard you fell into a rock….did the rock survive ????

    The house is quite with you, its lovely.

    Cant wait to hear all about your week, not looking forward to the mountain of washing.

    Diesel and Charlie miss you more than us………..only joking

    Dad & Lisa x x x

  19. The sun is shining – hurrah! I’m envious of your lovely views. Photos and updates are great, thanks – it all looks fantastic fun! :) :) :)

  20. I hope you and dad are having a great time and you haven’t burnt any more clothing ! see you soon love mum x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

  21. Missing you and dad a bit,my bed is lovely and dry and warm.Mum is better now and see you soon.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  22. Hi Sophie,

    Glad to see you arrived safely. Christopher, dad and I are at home now, but Lucy prefers to stay with nan! See you on Saturday. Mum x

  23. HI Jasmine
    Its very quiet here without you. Billy and Aunty Diane have been over and say Hello.
    Hope you are having an amazing time. Missing you . Love Mum, Dad, Kira and Daisy xxxxxxx

  24. Hi Tim
    Hope you have had a good day, we all miss you, although doubt Summer will admit it. Meagan desparate for you to meet Maisy so save some energy for when you get home.Hope your survival skills got you through last night. Love you lots and lots xxxxxxx

  25. Hi Tom,

    This week has gone quick! When you get back, you can build a fire to show us how it’s done! I’d better get some marshmallows in.

    Enjoy the rest of your camp and we’ll see you soon.

    Love Mum and Dad xx :) :) :)

  26. Thanks for a great afternoon on Sunday, especially the mid-lake rescue for Olivia!! :-)
    Hope your having an amazing time Charlie and have hopefully managed to get some sleep!
    Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, not looking forward to the smell and washing though!!!
    Lots of hugs.xxx

  27. Glad to see your having a good time Jack. Were very Jealous because me and Aaron are at work every day!! Your brother and the mad dog are missing you lots. And mum cant wait for you to get home so you can tidy your room haha. Enjoy the rest of your week. Love you lots

    Love Mum, Aaron Kaden and Nico xxx

  28. Hi Jasmine, Canoeing looks fun! Kira’s gone to south Lakes zoo today with Natasha. Daisy, Abi and I are going on a bike ride. Dad has brought the caravan over, so its ready for loading. Enjoy your last full day, looking forward to seeing you. See you tomorrow love Mum xxxxxxx
    Daisy – Yesterday I wen to Abis house and now am returning the favour we played on the park and had sweets! are you looking forward to caravanning? Love Daisy xxxxxxxx

  29. Hi Charlotte
    Hope you have had a lovely day in the sunshine.
    Enjoy your chippie tea. We are also having tea out….

    Lots of love
    Mum and Dad
    Xxxxxx

  30. Sorry this is late…Crazy week at work (ask elle :) ) Thank you for Sunday it was a fun & very wet afternoon (even for a townie like me!)
    Charlotte loved it all and cant wait to try it all again next year
    Missing you loads chick and looking forward to you getting back
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  31. Hope everyone is enjoying themselves.
    Special Thank you to Lucy for helping me on Monday night get warm and feel better and on Tuesday morning pack up.
    Edd (AKA Mini Matthew)

    P.S. didn’t miss out, had fish and chips for tea

  32. Hi Ben
    The suns out at last.
    I thought the idea of canoeing was to sit in the canoe! But your style looks like fun.
    Love the action photo.
    Hope you’ll roast marshmallows for us when we go camping?
    We’re looking forward to all your stories.
    Love
    Mum and Dad xxxx

  33. Hiya charlie-pants…hope your having a fab time…We miss you lots. Xxxx
    Heather has gone to dad’s so we’ve got a week of peace! Can’t wait for u to come home so we can have lots of mummy cuddles!!

  34. Not long now Sinead until you and Kenyon are arguing again. I have painted your room.

    We are going for afternoon tea tomorrow we may go to lush as well. If we do we will get you some new bath bombs.

    Love you lots Iike jjelly tots to the moon and back more than yesterday.

  35. Hi everyone. Hope you’re all not too wet.
    Can’t wait to see you on Saturday Connor…but not the washing!!!!

    love mum, dad and Jacob
    xx

  36. Hi Jack

    Love your Usain Bolt impression, glad the weather has improved for you although you all look like your having a good time. Hope you have enjoyed your adventure. Look forward to seeing you soon.

    Love from nana and grandad carr.

  37. Hi Jack

    Hope your having a good week camping despite the not so good weather. Hope your tent isn’t letting in the rain like the one your dad gave us to use when we went to Pooley Bridge!!!

    Love from Auntie Lindsey

  38. Hi guys, my feet have finally recovered and are now warm and dry. I am missing you all but glad to be home. Hope you enjoy Bowness. See you in September. Matthew

  39. Hi, Hope you all had a great time at bowness and enjoyed yourselves. Big shout out to all the leaders and PLs for helping make Summer Camp 2015 a giant success and having a laugh!!

    Love,
    Jasmine, Kira, Daisy, Colette and Richard x

  40. Chippy tea in front of the lake sounds lovely. Looking forward to hearing all about the camp – see you very soon. Washing machine and decontamination zone are on standby. Love Mum xxxxxxx

  41. Hi, hope you’ve all had an amazing week on camp and really enjoy your last night.

    Sean, don’t forget to get your dad joining in with the singing around the camp fire, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow with all your smelly washing.

    Love you millions xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  42. hi dan noticed you had chips last night so we’re off to the chippy tonight. hope you are still having lots of fun and there is not too much washing from you and dad ! see you both tomorrow love mum and katy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :)

  43. Hi. Tim . lovely to see you last night. Hope you managed to warm up. I was freezing on the way home without my jumper! Last night tonight thenback to your comfy warm bed. Enjoy campfire tonight. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  44. Looks like you have had a fantastic week can’t wait to see you tomorrow the washing machine is ready!!!!
    Kenyon and I have been shopping today with grandma. You have lots of new things it will be like Christmas for you tomorrow.

    Love you lots like jelly tots to the moon and back more than yesterday xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  45. Thanks to all the leaders for helping get this camp going and making it great for everyone

    Thankyou have a nice holiday

  46. Thanks to all the leaders for an amazing time at Scout Camp- it was amazing! Hope everyone gets a wash and a good nights sleep tonight xxx

  47. Thank you so much for organising this amazing camp. I think it was one, if not the best summer camps I have been on. I am grateful for the leaders and young leaders for giving up a week of their summer holidays so we could have an amazing time. Also a special thanks to Emma for sorting out the website and put up all of our amazing pictures. I liked the battle when Neil’s truck and the helpful man’s truck had a tug of war with the wagon… WE WON, EVENTUALLY!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    See you next time ;)

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