The 14th were once again joined by Craigentinny Explorer Scouts for their Summer Camp, this year at Templars Park, in Aberdeenshire.
10 Explorers, 12 Scouts and 8 full-time Leaders attended the camp. 5 Patrol sites were set up on Saturday, and Scouts and Explorers quickly settled into Patrol Camp life.
During the week, Scouts practised their skills with knife, axe and saw, made tennis ball cannons and stomp rockets. All 5 Patrols successfully cooked a pineapple upside-down cake in a frying pan.
They also enjoyed a visit to Codona’s Amusement Park in Aberdeen, and a swim in Stonehaven’s outdoor pool.
There were two plate golf competitions during the week. The Open competition was won by Oliver Henderson for the second year running. He overcame Colin MacDonald in the final.
The Scouts and Explorers built a cantilever bridge and a Leader drove his car underneath it (photo below).
Templars Park instructors provided an archery session on Thursday which was enjoyed by all.
By the end of the week, some of the younger Scouts were feeling the pace. See the funny photo right.
Thankfully, they all made it through to Saturday at the end of another great Summer Camp.
A HUGE thanks and shout out to the adult volunteer leaders and helpers who made this such an extra special camp for so many.
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