t: 01454 300 400
1st Little Stoke Scouts and Cubs enjoy busy summer camp in Gloucestershire
he first week of the summer holidays saw the 1st Little Stoke Scouts and Cubs set off for camp at Cranham Scout camp in Gloucester. Despite arriving at camp in the rain, the Scouts and Cubs were all in high spirits setting up camp, showing brilliant organisational and leadership skills to ensure all the tents, equipment and food were stored safely. Once camp was set up, the children all enjoyed playing team games, including the Scouting favourite the ‘stick game’. This involves standing in a circle passing upright sticks around by moving in the correct direction. A simple but tricky game, which resulted in bonds forming between the Scouts and Cubs and laughter from all. An epic ‘wide game’ of French versus British spies, which translated into the
Scouts chasing the Cubs was also a highlight for many. The cooking on the camp was of Masterchef standards, from bread making, to Dutch ovens full of pork and apple casserole, roast gammon in coke and caramel apples. Lots of new experiences and skills developed for the Cubs and Scouts - from pioneering, which involved them building see-saws, A-frames, and washing-up stands to dam building to control a water flow. The Cubs may have only stayed for a long weekend, but they certainly packed a lot in; tunnelling, dam building, mini boat building and racing, wide games and obstacle courses. Rocco, a new Cub on his first official camp as a Cub said: “Thank you for an awesome weekend, although at times I
wasn’t sure of all the activities, I absolutely loved it. It was a wonderful experience.” After the Cubs left, the Scouts and leaders commented that everything seemed a little quieter, but they had no time to stop as there were plenty more activities still to enjoy. The Scouts enjoyed a day out in Gloucester, enjoying the steam train ride and were lucky to have a whole carriage to themselves. Back on site, we saw a fiercely fought contest in the archery and pistol shooting. Ashley proved to be the top pistol shooter hitting the bullseye and centre rings with every shot! All too soon the camp reached an end. Happy but tired Scouts and leaders broke camp, packed bags, and said their goodbyes. Sadly, it was the final camp for seven of the older Scouts who
now move on to Explorers. Their cheerful attitude and positive nature will definitely be missed. As one camp ends, another is getting ready to start. Gemma Oram is busy planning another Beaver camp for the start of October, this time under canvas.
● If you would like any more
information on getting involved with 1st Little Stoke Scout Group, please contact group Scout leader Tony Edmonds on 07957 880503 or email tonyedmonds108@ yahoo.com
Ahead of the curve for estate planning There are only two certainties in life - death and taxes. But with appropriate planning, the first does not have to mean the second. Over the years, we’ve put together numerous bespoke Chartered Accountants & Statutory Auditors plans to suit all family situations and needs, whilst minimising the overall tax burden.
Woodlands Grange Woodlands Lane Bradley Stoke Bristol BS32 4JY 01454 619900 www.dunkleys.accountants
Talk to us today to see how we can create a bespoke plan to suit your family’s situation.
To advertise in this magazine or on our websites, phone The Journal’s sales team on 01454 300 400
September 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.