Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The weekend

Well last weekend we went off to a scout camp. It was a combined Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Rangers family camp.

All up, I believe there were 43 people there.

The camp started on Friday night, however it was going to be a challenge for us to get there before 8pm and with showers forecast and the fact that we were tenting, we decided to go down on the Saturday morning instead.

We got there about 8am on the Saturday, found a grassy spot and put the tent up.

The camp site was right next to a river and most of the activities were centered around the river.

The girls had a great time. They got to fish (first time); canoe (first time) and raft (following on from the CubTiki a couple of weeks back).

Miss 9 took awhile to warm to canoeing. Miss 7 loved it straight off and even went with an adult on a couple of "rescues" for other kids who were struggling.

Here's couple of pictures:

Camp site, with a leader showing off

Miss 9 out on the canoe

Miss 7 out on the canoe

Miss 9 on the raft. She got to name it as she did a lot of the knot typing.

Miss 7 with the kids fishing

Miss 9 getting "rescued" by a ranger going for a badge. She was a very compliant drowning victim :)

I really enjoyed getting away for the weekend, just wish it was longer.

Oh, and the scout troop want to come shooting, so need to organise that.


Old NFO said...

Good and good for them! Learning how to work with people WILL pay off later in life, and knowing how to fish is NOT a bad idea :-)

DaddyBear said...

Looks like they had a good time! I'm starting to look forward to BooBoo starting Cub Scouts in a few years.