Half term is here and the OSR scouts from Stoke Gifford were off camping for the weekend at Woodhouse Park Activity Centre. Now the site is back in the hands of Avon Scouts it was a great opportunity to support the volunteers with much needed funding as well as some service which meant the scouts, young leaders and leaders de weeding the activity tower floor which is covered in chippings and needed to be cleared so the inspection can take place to commission it back into use.
The scouts arrived on Friday and after setting up the camp had a prepared meal before an evening of fun and widegames.
Saturday was full of activities from archery, obstacle course, axe/ knife/ saw training, fire lighting & cooking on open fires and a campfire full of songs and actions completed with s’mores and a Lateish bedtime.
Sunday was up early with cooking breakfast on the alter fires and later lunch plus orienteering with a scavenger hunt then after a short light rain full, clearing the campsite, de kitting and taking down all the tents leaving the beautiful site just like we had never been there.
Fabulous weekend, we were very lucky with the weather and it was great to support our local campsite. To be honest the scouts don’t mind where they are as long as they are with friends. There were points awarded during the weekend for various activities and the winners were tent 1 with 60 points, tent 2 had 50 points , tent 3 had 53 points and tent 4 had 57 points.
During the final flagbreak campsite badges were given to all that attended for their camp blankets so in future years they can remember the memories of camp. Well done everyone now to start planning the next camp!