2nd Gordon Scouts’ normal annual Easter camp was pushed out to the ANZAC long weekend to align with school holidays. This camp is our troop’s primary campcraft and traditional scouting venue over 5 days and 4 nights; and set upon a backdrop of bushland backing onto the Abercrombie River on private property.
Scouts are challenged with patrol related tasks, setting up a full camps including canvas sleeping quarters, kitchen dining areas with gadets and cooking over open fires.
Our Scouts had a belated Easter egg hunt using a navigation challenge, a night hike including navigation by the stars, 3 course competition dinner in ground camp ovens, and games.
Leaders cooked the troop’s first dinner with the now-famous two shovel chicken stir fry done on a huge steel sizzling hot plate.
Many Scouts also appreciated the opportunity to bond as patrols and a troop, and we had a few jokes, skits, and sharing stories around our large campfire.
See you all at our next big camp!