Today the scouts cooked us a really lovely breakfast! We had sausage, waffles, beans and cereal all prepared for us by the scouts! (They even washed up for us!)
We had a busy morning preparing for our parents afternoon. For those who didn’t make it up this afternoon, we had a slip and slide, bucking bronco, jousting horse, archery, shooting, swingball, assault course, s’mores, sailing, canoeing and a raft! It was a fantastic afternoon and the weather, although hit and miss, held out of us and we had a fantastic afternoon! Thankyou to all of those who managed to get to us, and all the help given! It made it so much easier and we had a fantastic day. What a great 50th anniversary celebration!
We finished off our day with a massive BBQ and cake, then a nice walk around the lake to burn it all off.
The weather up here has been really hit and miss, with some really heavy showers in stints, followed by some fantastic sunshine! Last night when we were all in bed there was a torrential downpour and thunder, however spirits are still very high!
Breakfast today consisted of bacon, hash browns and spaghetti hoops, and was lovely!
Today was the first day full of activities. We split into three groups of older, middle and younger for ease, although we will all do the same activities over the week.
This morning we did Crazy Golf, Mountain Biking and sailing, and this afternoon we are Geo-caching, Crazy golf and sailing.
The older ones mountain biking was absolutely fantastic (and I think the Mars Bar treat spurred them on!)
Crazy golf was competitive to say the least! Keira and Ruth managed (somehow!) many ‘hole in ones’ – some by complete accident! I think this was also spurred on with the promise of a smartie for every hole in one!
The younger ones were caught up in some crazy wind this morning sailing, however all had a great time! Kept warm by a constant supply of hot chocolate (Noticing a theme here?!) all were in wonderful spirits.
We all gathered back together for lunch (minus the spring onions – ask Glenny!)
As I write this all the children are out on their afternoon activities. It is drying up here, fingers crossed it stays! Curry, rice and poppadoms for tea, followed by rice pudding and jam.
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Monday Night – Update!
Curry was eaten by all! It was delicious! (Kira had tomato pasta though!) Evening activities of shooting and archery, before a volleyball competition, a campfire and bed! No arms have been chopped off! A few legs but thats about it. We provide a multitude of services on camp, I’m sure hair cutting can be one of them? We could take a picture with a filter on Sineads snapchat?! Whilst singing a campfire song – we seem to know enough as per usual!
Another crazy busy day here on camp. Kicked off with a breakfast of Spam, eggie bread, potato smiles and beans. After washing and drying up, as well as a kit and kitchen inspection (everyday we check the cleanliness of the patrol areas as well as personal kit to make sure we all still have enough warm clothes, and award points for the best patrol).
Todays activities consisted of biking, crazy golf, sailing, orienteering, pioneering, geo-caching, archery and shooting. Topped off by a tea of left over burgers and potatos from Sunday, along side a fresh fruit salad and angel delight. The weather has been kind to us today, after a really wet night and swimming in the puddles this morning, the rest of the day has been dry and dare I say it, but at times – sunny!
All of the children are in such high spirits it really is such a privilege to be spending the week with such lovely and enthusiastic children. Later tonight we will be playing some games before having a campfire. No doubt we will continue trying to come up with a name for Josephs new Lizard! Last nights entries were Larry and Lemon! (Thanks Katy for the idea!)
Due to the laptop being left in Kirkham charging, tonight’s post will have to be a short one.
Today we have all been out on Patrol Hikes and despite the terrible weather everybody remained in very high spirits. Tonight we got home and cooked our tea on open fires and camp ovens – fajitas and jacket potatoes. After this we all had a mass wash in the lake and smell much better. Hopefully the laptop situation will be rectified tomorrow but please rest assured we are still receiving your comments and reading them out.
Today we had a lie in until 8 o’clock – lucky us. Due to torrential down pours the programme had to change slightly with some groups doing pioneering, some doing geocaching and some doing archery this morning. This afternoon we all went in to Whinlatter, the oldest group to do Go Ape. middle group to do some orienteering and the youngest group to do some biking. The sun very nearly came out for us and some of us even managed an ice cream. This evening was our banquet tea of a chippy, followed by pie and ice cream. To top off a wonderful day we have all just been for one last jump off the raft. Unfortunately tonight we start taking down camp before another busy day tomorrow.
We are loving your comments, I think the kisses challenge is currently in the hands of the Cottle sisters (for now).
All of the kit on Camp is extremely wet and we are really going to struggle to put it away on Saturday. If any parents, brothers, sisters, aunties or uncles could meet us at the Scout Centre at 12 noon on Saturday it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Today we had another lie in until 8 o’clock before having to pack up ready to go home. The weather has been kind to us today and we have managed to get the majority of the kit down dry which is much better than we expected yesterday.
This afternoon we had our final afternoon in Keswick having a nosey around all the shops, concluding in the presentation of all the Camp trophies. A massive well done to Hawk who won the games trophy and the overall Camp trophy. This was a very close call as all patrols have done extremely well especially considering that the weather has been against us. The Leaders and Patrol Leaders had a hard task last night trying to pick Scouts that have gone above and beyond this week. we decided that we could not possible choose as there are multiple Scouts who could have gained this award. We did however decide to give a special award to a young lady who has kept Camp moral high and brought all members of the group together. Whether it be through her constant singing of the Moose Song or by her enthusiasm for the most boring Scouting activities (knots). A massive well done and thank you Kira.
This evening we will have our final Camp fire and a good sing-a-long. We hope you have got your washing machines at the ready for our smelly and wet kit tomorrow lunch time.