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Family Camp 2005

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Family Camp 9th - 11th September 2005

A bit damp (understatement of the year), but everyone had a great time.
 
FAMILY CAMP FRIDAY- ARRIVAL
 
Most people arrived around 6:00pm; they then put their tents up and got settled. The leaders prepared a BBQ and everyone put their chairs around the fire and ate their supper. Skip explained what would be happening over the camp and gave out sheets for Cluedo, each leader represented a character. After that everybody sat round the camp fire circle and had a sing-a-long. Everybody went back to the cook shelter and talked for a while listening to Graham playing his guitar in the background.
 
SATURDAY – TREASURE HUNT - AWARD GIVING
 
Saturday morning and everybody went straight to the mess tent and got some breakfast, it was bucketing it down so everybody squashed into the mess tent to keep warm and dry. When it brightened up a little we started the treasure hunt and answered the questions as we went along. We stopped at the Black Bull Pub in Birstall for lunch where Serena's mum Melanie, the landlady, had provided a lovely buffet. Jack won the treasure hunt and won a box of chocolates. After the treasure hunt Derek did some air rifle shooting with whoever went along, the shooting lasted for about 2 hours. After that all the scouts and leaders put on their uniforms and went down to the Pinder Chapel in the woods, all the parents got seated and the scouts paraded down and stood in a horse shoe. The District Commissioner, Alida, awarded the scouts with their ‘Chief Scout Gold Award’ badge and certificate. Yvonne then  promoted the new patrol leaders and assistant patrol leaders. Everybody sat by the campfire and we had yet another BBQ, after tea we all sat round the fire and had a chat and a sing-a-long. The winner of the Cluedo competition was announced and Natalie's family won the murder weapon as a prize.  Fortunately the weapon was only the spanner and not the revolver! After relaxing for a while one of the Cub leaders, Fin, decided to play ‘BANZAI’ and it was incredibly funny, Graham and Lisa (Amy’s mum) did headstands in the middle of the grass and Lisa won.
 
SUNDAY- PACKING UP
 
Everyone woke up bright and early and had some breakfast, then packed up their tents and went home. Fun was had by all, but as for Harry - we’re not quite sure?

 
More to follow....

Harry's poem about Family Camp
 
Harry is one of our Cubs; he scribbled this down on the back of an envelope. I'm not sure if he had a nice time or not - I'll let you decide! Click to see the full sized version.
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If anyone has any photographs of the camp please could you email them for inclusion on this page? 

 
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