Freezer Hike & Camp
6th February 2011
After the Centenary Camp of last October, the Scouts had their first camp of the New Year this weekend, and it wasn’t as much freezing as it was windy.
After pitching our tents, we gathered around the campfire for hot-dogs and a sing-a-long.
Emerging after a very windy night, we were relieved to see that no tents had blown down and that everyone had had a good night’s sleep. With a hearty breakfast inside them, the Scouts were then sent on a short, 7km hike around the local area and, after a few false starts and map reading problems, we all met up for lunch by an impressive railway viaduct.
The afternoon’s map reading went much better, and we just had time to get George and Justin invested as Scouts before it got dark.
Whilst the younger Scouts helped to gather firewood, Kira and another George got our evening meal of meatballs and pasta ready. After which, we had to say good-bye to some of the Scouts who couldn’t stay for both nights of the weekend.
The Sunday was spent tidying up our camp site and repairing damage to / burning of the fencing.
At the end of the camp, the other George, Ben and Jake got invested; with Alfie the following Wednesday as he had gone home early.
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