28th May 2007
Over the May Bank Holiday weekend almost 150 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders from the Group camped out, joining 250,000 Scouts from across the UK, as part of the National Centenary Celebrations.
The rain poured, but this didn't stop the full lineup of activities which took place over the weekend. Meeting on Friday evening the Scouts and Cubs setup their tents and dining areas before letting off a hot air balloon into the night sky.
On Saturday morning, Scouts rose to cook their breakfast and build pioneering projects while the Cubs constructed and raced go-karts. The afternoon saw the arrival of the Beavers and an opening ceremony where an 'A Frame' was covered with balloons. Each individual balloon had a Centenary Promise attached from every person on the camp. These ranged from 'helping mum' to 'walking to school more'.
In the afternoon all the participants formed teams taking part in 10 fun bases receiving points at each. Bases included negotiating a spider web, transporting water and diffusing a nuclear disaster, all requiring team work! The winners were a team named "Pegs".
After dinner the sound of the Ice Cream man was heard...could he be coming down to us! Oh go on then! We stopped him and bought 150...followed by a mass camp fire!
On Sunday the rain really poured, but a busy day of activities went ahead as planned. Everybody sheltered in the marquees for breakfast where a presentation about the Centenary was given and a message from the Chief Scout played. Each of the breakfast packs included a white scarf and white pen so that everyone could sign each others scarves as a souvenir, followed by a Group photo...then the activities began...
Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Bungee running, circus skills, Laser Adventure (Laser Quest), Tile painting and peg people making, swimming and more...
After a busy day of activities the evening was finished off with a BIG party, mini disco and sketches the Cubs and Scouts had produced.
Monday, and it all had to come to and end, after games and another campfire it was time to pack away, ready for the Group AGM (and sleep). A fantastic weekend was had by all, with everybody taking away their own particular highlights! Heres to the next 100 years!