Camp George Success!

31 May 2019

Camp George, the recent all section Ingleboro’ District Camp, was certainly an event to remember, bringing with it some wonderful moments, several challenges and a variety of new initiatives!

Having set up camp on the Friday evening, the next morning wafts of wood smoke permeated the air as sleepy youngsters emerged to cook their breakfast on open fires. A busy day of exciting activities followed including Bouldering, Badger’s Warren, Pond Dipping, Pirate’s Challenge and Canoeing, as well as Shooting and Archery for the older members.

By dusk, the weather had taken a turn for the worse and the ground soon became sodden! It quickly became clear that Storm Hannah had taken its toll on the tentage so plans to relocate some of the Scouts to the bunkhouse where the Cubs were sleeping rapidly swung into action.

By Sunday morning, the storm had blown over so the youngsters could enjoy Orienteering, a Nature Trail, a Museum Visit and Camp Challenges in sunshine. Beavers began arriving at noon for a picnic and tour of the site, before they donned hard hats for an exciting adventure into Badger’s Warren.

After lunch, uniforms were retrieved from the bottom of rucksacks and sections lined up with their flags to parade to the outdoor chapel to celebrate St George’s Day, followed by the presentation of badges and top awards to many participants.

Not surprisingly, Camp George has been declared a great success and the District Team would like to pay tribute to the fantastic leaders who remained calm through wind, rain and sunshine!