It was an early start on Saturday for 15 excited Beaver Scouts, as they all had to meet at Riverside Retail Park at 8am – a bit early for a Saturday morning!!!!
When we arrived at camp, we went to see where our Cubs had been camping and to have a drink with them before we started our activities.
All the Beaver colonies were put into groups, we were with 1st/14th Warrington West and their leader, another Hawkeye!!! (Ruth is also the new Explorer Scout leader for Hawk in Warrington East). We had a timetable of different bases, each lasting 25 minutes.
In the morning we started with inflatable human football, followed by team challenge games. By then all the Beavers knew each other and went off to make campfire doughnuts, followed by a craft activity. Hopefully everybody managed to bring home their pictures / weaving / bookmarks / bracelets home safely. Beavers bounced round on the inflatable pirate ship, before playing the giant games and already it was time for lunch.
We moved the tables outside so we could sit in the sun and eat our hotdogs, Eton Mess and biscuits. Then there was time to play games on the field, whilst the District Commissioner talked to the leaders, before we all went back for the afternoon activities.
Next was archery and also the chance to visit the site shop and buy huge amounts of sweets! After that was a graffiti wall, under the shelter of the barn and out of the sun which was getting quite hot! We moved onto the next base – Malak & Bubbles tested the inflatable assault course before we went on it. Bubbles won!!!!!! Before we left there, Patrick from 1st/14th made his promise at the top of the slide. Finally, we visited the blind trail before collecting our bags and heading for the coaches home.
Thank you to Malak, Mr. Norway, Hawkeye & Bubbles for taking us to visit the camp.