Summer Camp Pictures are now here!! Enjoy
We will be meeting at 9am on the 23rd ready for our Summer Camp!
Please make sure you bring clothes packed for all weathers (We are meant to get a bit of everything this week!) and a packed lunch for tomorrow (we won’t get the kitchen set up in time to make anything)
If in doubt-bring it with you! Easier to take kit home not used than to try and find it.
Make sure you get lots of sleep- this week is filled to the brim with activities…I can’t wait!
Hopefully we will see you tomorrow for our Parents Day!
We have arrived safe and sound! Easy journey up, set up the fastest I have seen in years! A great set of kids this year I can’t wait!We are currently having a cool down in the lake and a water fight, before going back to camp to make a tea of curry! Geoff has got a new toy – so here is us setting up from above!
Thankyou so much for everyone who made it up today.. The scouts had a great time and are all worn out! For those who didn’t manage it, we had multiple activities including a bucking bronco, jousting horse, bike course and a fire pit (Thankyou Cub leaders), followed by all the water activities. I think a great day was had by all. We have just had our tea of a BBQ, We are about to have a nice walk up high dam, before campfire and bed ready for our activities tomorrow.
Dan- thanks for your message. We are missing you! Kira and Jasmines Dad good luck catching your salmon! I believe it was massive! Daisy- your birthday cake was beautiful, thank you very much! Hope you had a great day with us. Brethertons, your ginger cake was lovely too! Thank you also!! (and Sineads Grandma!!)
Anna, great to meet you today- we will get you on the waiting list ASAP!!
On the top of high dam
Bannana box boats – keep paddling!
A new recruit – she has no choice in the matter!
Someone trust Kira to look after them on a boat!
By the time you are 6 you will be a pro Charlotte!
For those of you who don’t know, every morning we have ‘inspection’, which is where the leaders inspect the quality of the breakfast, cleanliness of the kitchen area, the amount of kit the kids have and the tidiness of their tents. In their patrols (Teams) they gather points awarded from this and other activities to win the overall camp trophy. Here are a few pictures from inspection this morning.
Today we are starting our busy programme of activities. The younger ones are starting our morning with some sailing, and the older ones with some kayaking, and then they are swapping over so everyone gets a go playing some games and having a sail across the lake.
Back from our activities, and I was very wet! I put my life in the kids hands as Mitchell, Will and Nick were in charge of driving the lifeboat! Nobody fell in – only on purpose! We have some great go-pro footage we would love to share if we manage to upload!
Kira the musical is in full swing, I think there will be multiple acts and lots of backing tracks. She is really keeping our spirits high when the weather has been so unpredictable!!
Today has been the start of our Expedition Challenge. The older ten Scouts have gone out independently after planning their own routes and meals for a two day expedition, consisting of Canoeing, Sailing, Biking and Walking. Before they took off today, Canoeing and Biking over 14 miles, we took their mug shots ready to hand to the police (if they get lost! haha). They will be cooking their own meal tonight whilst staying overnight at Great Tower Scout Campsite before continuing on with their challenge tomorrow. The younger ones have been on a lovely walk and after getting slightly damp (and attacked by ducks!) they met the older group for words (and songs) of encouragement mid-way through their challenge. They are now back at site for a quick dip in the lake before making their tea. They will be learning the basic skills they require for camping to make a lovely meal of fish fingers and fresh mash potato. This will lead them onto cooking the meal for their patrol leaders tomorrow, passing even more of their badgework. Tonight they will be putting up their own tents, sleeping in them, setting up a fire and getting a early night (hopefully) ready for activities tomorrow. Pictures will soon follow when the weather and signal improves! The younger group all smiles on their walk.
Another shot of the younger group on their walk.
Not sure where all the pictures and messages went from Wednesday. I got an email from our website provider saying as we have had so many messages they feared we had been spammed! (Must be all the kisses!) And therefore they stopped the comments by and my posts! How rude!! (I think it was Pauls fault as he didn’t like the ice cream photo!) All should be working again, and the posts will be redone over the weekend.
We have all had a full day out today at Brockholes just outside Ambleside. We all went orienteering, the younger ones went on a scavenger hunt and on the adventure playground and the older ones on the tree top challenge or mini golf. Everyone did SO well considering the damp surroundings.
The Day has been topped off by a chippy tea (in the mess tent as horrible weather all day!) and then a final paddle in the with a few people choosing the kyack and others just play in the lake/sink the rafts. A big fire tonight as it has just about stopped raining before a busy morning tommorow of packing up. Kira is still singing – everyone is helping! Lots of tidy bedrooms it seens while we have been away. Any discovered chocolate you know where to send!! Early night tonight as a few of us are getting quiet and a little worn. We are praying for a dry night and morning ready for putting down the canvas tomorrow! Can’t believe its gone so fast!
Two scout race to the finish line!
Thankyou for all your prayers! The sun has started to shine and dry some of our canvas up! This means so much less work tomorrow not having to put tents back up again back in Wesham. Wooo! However we will still have lots of stuff to put away so if you can come up and help it would be greatly appreciated. We have spent all morning packing away all out activities, ready for a lovely afternoon in Bowness, with Tea out. Can’t wait to see you all tommorow! Get your washing machines at the ready.
Curry for tea Charlottes Mum sounds lovely -theres 24 of us, we shall be round at 6pm! haha!