103rd Braid Scout Group Summer Camp

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A selection of amazing camp photos thanks to Mark Killops who is Assistant Beaver Scout Leader (ABSL) can be seen below.

The long-anticipated 103rd Braid Group Camp went ahead in June after sadly covid restrictions caused it to be cancelled on not one but two previous occasions. The Group’s Scouts, Cubs and for the first time Beavers camped in the Slums area at Auchengillen Scout Activity Centre with the Campsie Fells as a stunning backdrop.

An advance party of 4 set off on Thursday evening and spent Friday battling the elements in order to get the camp set up for the arrival of the Cubs and Scouts by coach on Friday evening and the Beavers on Saturday morning. The Scouts camped in patrols and did all their cooking on open fires, whilst the Cubs and Beavers were catered for centrally with some opportunities for the Cubs to enjoy building fires and cooking their own breakfasts. 

The Group enjoyed a mixture of organised site and self-led activities over the weekend. The site activities included climbing, crate stacking, grass sledging, rifle range, water walkers, kayaking and rafting. Saturday afternoon saw the Group split up into small teams each with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. They made their way around different bases in a trading post-type activity. Biscuit decorating and space hopper races seemed to be particularly popular bases!  Evenings saw some wide game action and the Cubs seemed to enjoy getting the opportunity to pelt their Leaders with flour bombs! The whole Group joined together for a fun campfire on Saturday evening before heading off to bed exhausted.

The Scouts cooked bruschetta, homemade burgers and wedges and banoffee pie for Saturday dinner. The cubs rustled up sausage, bacon and egg rolls for breakfast. 

There was glorious weather on Sunday morning for more onsite activities and a BBQ lunch before sadly striking camp. Each section handed out lots of badges and invested new members at the campfire circle before returning to Edinburgh tired but hopefully happy after a memorable weekend. We look forward to more camps like this in the future.
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