Over 100 Scouts from Pentland District came together for a wet – but exciting – brass monkey camp.

The sky may have been dark with cloud, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the Scouts at Bonaly this weekend.  Leaders from across Pentland District put on a fantastic event for their Scouts with nearly 40 different activity bases, a campfire and a District-sized wide game!

Scouts and leaders at the campfire circle at Bonaly

Scouts from Pentland District gather at the campfire circle

Scouts were split into teams which were named after Scottish Clans and competed over the weekend to win coveted gold stars for their score cards.  Bases completed included a caber toss, hang the hoop on the viking helmet, splat a rat and many more.

Scouts play hoopla with a viking helmet

Scouts try to land the hoop on the horns of a viking helmet

We asked some of the Scouts attending the camp whether they were having fun – “look at how muddy we are – this is the best!” they told us.  And if mud is a measure of how much of a good time the Scouts were having at the weekend it’s safe to say that they had an amazing weekend!

Scouts using the spider's web at Bonaly

Some Scouts work as a team to conquer the spider’s web!

Well done to everyone involved in organising the camp and making it happen on the day, and congratulations to Clan Elphinstone made up of three Scouts from the 108th Pentland who won the competition run over the weekend, beating 34 other teams of Scouts.  The winning team were awarded hand carved wooden medals, and everyone who attended received a commemerative woggle.  Congratulations to Nina, Rachel and Lucia who made up the team.