Scout Camp 2014

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This year’s camp took us back to Biblin’s – a great site on the banks of the River Wye, near Monmouth.

Having set-up the camp we spent the first couple of days honing our kayaking skills, first with a down-river trip to Monmouth, then up-river to practise ferry-gliding at the base of the Symond’s Yat rapids.  On the third day it was time to face the rapids itself – a short, but exhilarating trip!

Preparing to go!
Preparing to go!

Seal launches (7)Monmouth trip (4)The rapids (10)

By mid-week it was time to turn our attention to land-based activities, challenging ourselves with with a ropes course.

Final total was 16 crate
Final total was 16 crates tall
Family moment at the top of the "wobbly pole"
Family moment at the top of the “wobbly pole”

Ropes course (35)


Ropes course (43)

We also found time for games, hikes, star-gazing and cooking – including home-made pizzas in cardboard ovens.

Perfect Pizzas from cardboard oven
Perfect Pizzas from cardboard oven

Cardboard ovens (6a)

A great time had by all – thanks to all Scouts, Explorers, Young Leaders and Leaders for making it so.