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101 Group Camp

By Graham Read

101st, set up in September 2012, held their first ever group camp at the Crondall Hut over May bank holiday weekend. After just 2 terms of operation it was really great to see over 48 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, Leaders and Parent helpers, most of who didn't know each other just 9 months ago, all working together to make a great first Group camp. It was a first experience of camping under canvas for many of the Cubs and Scouts; and a few of the Leaders as well! The Beavers (who joined us for a day) enjoyed fire lighting, shelter construction, games in Hannam's Copse and I think went home with "the penguin song" ringing in their ears after an evening Camp fire.

After learning how to put up their various Hike and Patrol tents, our Cubs and Scouts hiked over to the River Hart where they enjoyed an afternoon of pioneering, helping to construct a Rope Bridge over the river almost everyone crossed at least twice, and only a couple fell in!

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