Over 100 attend Group Camp….

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Camp Panarama

Our third Frank Parker memorial Group Camp ran very successfully last weekend. We had over 110 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders and helpers on camp, so it was very busy. We had 11 Beavers camp under canvas for the very first time, which was very exciting. ALL of the 85 children at camp were extremely well behaved and a credit to their parents and leaders. There are some photos below of some of the activities, and more in the gallery.

If anyone has any photos to share please contact me – registered website users can upload direct to the web gallery once logged-in. It would be nice to publish reports, thoughts, and comments from the children also – leaders could you ask them? 

A massive thank you to all leaders and helpers who worked like trojans to make this event happen. And also a special thank you to our catering team – I don’t know how you do it!  85 well fed, happy, smiling little faces says it all and makes it all worthwhile. Thanks everyone!!

Andy – GSL












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New Explorer Unit starts with a splash


A great time was had by all at the launch of the new explorer unit with it getting started literally with a BIG SPLASH!!!

WakebrdOn a glorious summers evening last Friday 9 explorers & 4 leaders took on the Wakeboarding at Willen Lake. Everybody got nice and wet but had a fantastic time with nearly all of the group, after a few tumbles managing a lap of the course

After a quick change they then got on their walking boots to hike the 7 miles to Quarries campsite arriving at 11.30 for an overnight sleepover. The next morning they were up at 8.30 to cook breakfast, strike camp and get down to the canal for a very leisurely 2 hour canoe paddle. We are sure they spent more time drifting along than paddling but I suppose they may have been a little tired!!!

As always a big thank you to the leaders and parents who helped to organise this event