Scouts, Leaders and parent helpers enjoyed the 4 night (5 day) camp which included traditional standing camp construction, navigation activities, an Easter egg hunt, 3 course Dinner cooking competition, and we also invested 5 new Scout members.
Set amongst the mountains around Abercrombie River, 2nd Gordon Scouts have used the Craven’s private property for years with their generosity and friendship. The land has largely remained natural for decades – Scouts are of course taught how to sustain the land to keep for generations.
Our canvas tents are still holding up well after decades. They and Scouts had fun for two of our evenings dropping to 2 degrees. The daytime was a nice mild temperature by contrast.
Chuff chuff ground ovens constructed from 15 litre metal drums, rocks and mud allowed the Scout patrols to cook a lamb roast and sticky date pudding for their competition dinner.
There was time to socialise… relax… and work as patrols…
And also carry out our daily water collection run for washing up water and a bush shower.
A camp isn’t a camp without our campfire night including skits, performances and toasted marshmallows.
We finished off with 5 new Scout investitures, a group photo, then our trip back to Sydney… till next year!