Frosty Camp 2004

posted 6 Oct 2016, 08:13 by Dave Tomlin

We arrived early on Saturday morning.  It truly was a frosty camp.  There was freshness in the air and the grass was white and crunchy.

The Beavers arrived wearing uniform and a big smile.  They quickly changed into their activity clothes ready to get down to business.  Everyone was put into mixed groups of Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.

Several bases had been organised by the Leaders of a true scouting nature.

Assault course, Tracking, Backwoods Cooking, Orienteering, Climbing Wall and Knots.

Although the boys were of mixed ages, it was really good to see how everyone worked together on each activity.  The boys especially enjoyed the aerial runway.  There’s nothing quite like it to see a Beaver coming hurtling down the hillside towards you with squeals of delight and a big smile on his face.

Sunset came and we were all happy to enjoy a delicious hot meal that had been busily prepared by some of the Leaders and parents while we were on bases.

“Let’s go over to the camp fire,” shouted Barbie “it will be nice and warm over there!”

We walked through the darkness and sat round a raging fire.

It wasn’t long before everyone was joining in with choruses of ‘Head Shoulders Knees and Toes’ and the ‘Bumble Bee’ songs.

It came to 8.30p.m and time for all day visitors to go home.  Wearily they collected their kit and departed with their parent. It wasn’t long into the journey home before a good many had fallen asleep exhausted from their busy day.