Camping season

by | 20 July 2022 | Children's Group, Retford

During May, the Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts from 7th Retford escaped over the River Trent for two separate weekend camps at Jim Page campsite at Laughterton.

The Cubs went on 13th to 15th May. They visited the International Bomber Command Centre and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on the Saturday and then walked part of the way back to camp. The Cubs had plenty of time to play on the campsite. On Sunday they went to Hartsholme Country Park and walked around the lake.

The following weekend, the Scouts and Explorers had their long-awaited weekend camp. Storm Eunice had stopped their camp in February. The Explorers slept in hammocks for the first time, whereas the Scouts were camping in tents. They all went on a couple of local hikes and did some cooking over the open fire. On Sunday, they all visited Girton Sailing Club for their open weekend and were very appreciative of their volunteers who took the groups out for a sailing session.

The Beavers achieved their Healthy Eating activity badge, cooked chocolate oranges over the open fire and went on a local hike. The Beaver Scout Colony is currently full, but Kirsty Matthews, their section leader, will be happy to take details to put on a waiting list.

Both Cubs and Scouts have had fun weekly sessions making water rockets, an activity session on the river, making hot air balloons, learning about what to take to camp and chocolate making. Explorers continue to meet weekly and have done some cooking and played games in the park.

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