Day 1 – Saturday
Wow! What an action-packed first day we have all had. We have been faced with some very unpredictable weather (typical after a month of a heatwave!) but we are all set up ready for Parents Afternoon tomorrow. The patrols have created their first meal, Fishfingers, Mash and Sweetcorn with Pie and Cream for dessert (it was yummy!). Hopefully, tomorrow might be a nicer day. Remember to bring your wellies and water clothes (and a towel). We hope to see you all tomorrow!
Day 3 – Monday
Many apologies for the lack of posting yesterday, the internet signal up here is very temperamental and we were just having far too much fun!
Thanks to all those who came and visited us yesterday, despite the rain we all had a great day and hope that you were all reassured about how prepared we are and our set up. It was lovely to see so many people there. After the BBQ tea, we played a few games of rounders, then some people did geocaching, some did archery and some did shooting! Topped off with a campfire and a few songs. The scouts are loving your messages so keep them coming! Yes we are still doing the most embarrassing and most kisses competition – so bring it on people at home!
Today we started off as we do everyday with cereal and a full cooked breakfast. For those of you who haven’t been through 1st Kirkham Scouts before, all the Scouts cook both breakfast and their evening meal for themselves and the leaders…and then do the washing up!! Every morning we have a kitchen, tent and personal inspection. This is where the leaders make sure our eating and cooking areas are properly clean, tents are tidy as well as we have enough kit to last the week, and personal to make sure we are all still feeling in tip top condition! Each patrol wins points towards the camp trophy for being the best in these areas.
This is all before 10am!! After this we split into two groups, Older and Younger.
The Older ones have gone out on an all day Canoeing Expedition, with Lunch out on the lake! At the time of writing they have not yet returned (16.20pm), so if they don’t make it back, here is the ‘last seen’ picture we shall sent to BBC News!!
The younger ones have gone off this morning for a bike ride around the lake, and even had break in the weather to stop for an ice-cream!! They returned for lunch, and are now making fires ready to cook tea for us all! Tonights tea is Fajitas and Bakes Spuds!
Tonight we are all going to swap round for our evening activities we started last night, and hopefully if the weather holds off another campfire and sing along!
Day 4 – Tuesday
Last night we had a mass wash of hair in Emmas Salon, assisted by Phoebes hair styling department. So n ice(er!) smelling scouts all round.
Yesterday it was Alistair’s birthday, so he kindly brought cake for us all to have with the campfire last night, alongside a sing along with our resident campfire singing gurus – Kira and Daisy!.
Thanks for all your messages, the Scout love them! The ants etc are out of the tents and now we just have to compete with smelly socks!
Another great start this morning with lovely breakfasts had by all! Neil even says its one of the best he’s ever had – well done Kestrel! We have split up into three groups this morning, one sailing, one canoeing and one on bikes! This afternoon another group is sailing and the others are making Bivis. Bivis are the Scouts own shelters in the Woods in which they can sleep in tonight if they wish! The weather has cleared up for us today making it much easier to complete our activities.
Thankfully the weather has held up and everyone’s had a fantastic day enjoying the sunshine. The canoeists even got to explore an island in the middle of Windermere!
Last night we had our international night, containing some fantastic food alongside some wonderful presentations and entertainment from all corners of the world. Curry, meatballs and bangers and mash were followed by summer pudding, fresh fruit salad and waffles with ice cream!
Everyone had so much to eat and tired something new which was wonderful!
The boys then went onto having a shower – Oscars mum will be glad to know he had changed his outfit!!
This morning started with another wonderful breakfast and the best inspection we have had all week. Ruth’s patrol won this morning but it was so close with everyone washed up in record time.
Today we have been sailing and on the ‘leap of faith’ at Great Tower Campsite, with some wonderful ‘give-it-a-go’ attitudes had by all. The rain has hit us again this afternoon but they are still out on the lake sailing the toppers and driving the rescue boat!
Tonight tea is chicken burgers and new potatoes, before another jam packed day tomorrow.
We have had a busy morning packing up camp, before a trip into Bowness this afternoon! We have a lot of tired campers will need a good bath tommorow! Hope your washing machines are ready!! Well done to everyone, but especially the three winners of the camp ‘extra mile’ awards, each receiving a head torch each. The leaders honestly could have picked soooo many scouts this year, as they have all done wonderfully! Another big well done to the winning patrol of the week, alongside the winners of the games and archery/shooting trophy!
Sorry for the lack of update on Thursday – Chief photo taker and website updater we back in civilisation for a wedding and hasn’t managed to get any photos! Will collate some later and update you all!
POST CAMP INFORMATION
This week we have been camping on a farmers field with long grass that potentially could house some ticks. Please check your child for ticks. Please find attached more information as required.