Scouts at Invertrossachs

We can finally go on camp again, so we celebrated with a weekend away at Invertrossachs. There were all the normal scout camp activities (bivouacs, hammocks, campfires, "entertainment") we we also went out on the Bell boats, raised some flag/climbing poles, went on a bike ride to Loch Drunkie and of course ate a lot of sausages and cake.










Cub Camp at Invertrossachs

Now that we are allowed to camp again, we set off to Invertrossachs for a weekend with the Scouts. 

As well as loads of the normal camping activities we went on a bike ride, on the water in the Bell boats...and of course there were lots of sausages to eat.







 




Beavers at Invertrossachs 2021

Last weekend the Beavers visitied the Cub and Scout camp at Invertrossachs. Some of the Cubs and Scouts helped them with their favourite activity...cooking marshmallows on a campfire.







Beavers - creating a Code of Conduct


This week the Beavers reviewed and signed our Code of Conduct. In the spirit of rule #6, the signing was with a handprint and incorporated into an obstacle course.






Scouts - Outdoor Art

This week the Scouts tried their hand at something more creative. Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, they used natural materials to create art outdoors.












Scouts conquer Dunmore

 

We are finally (nearly) back to normal and Scouts is meeting every week. We're trying to do as much outdoors and this week we went on a hike up Dunmore, just outside Fintry.

 


 

Beavers - end of summer term


 

The Beaver’s summer term finished with a games night and badge presentations. There were loads of great games but in the end the huge balloons took over most of the session.

Scouts (finally) finish their Expedition Challenge Badge

 

Twelve Scouts had planned to do their Expedition Challenge badge in March (2020) but global events meant plans had to change. Fifteen months of waiting later, we finally got the go-ahead to camp. 

After some great navigation on the hike from Old Drymen Road to Aberfoyle, they camped at Dounans Centre, together with 4,897,201 midges. Cooking in a cloud of midges is probably one of the hardest things they have ever done while camping, so well done to evryone for getting through a very difficult evening. 

A quick exit in the morning was followed by the second day's hike and a (relatively) midge-free lunch stop to fire up the trangias again.

Well done to all the Scouts! 

Firelighting, den-building and muddy puddles with the Beavers


Life is slowly getting back to normal and Beavers have been meeting outdoors for quite a few weeks now. 

Recently they have been learning how to light fires (without matches), how to build their own dens, and how to jump up and down in muddy puddles!




Scout go climing

We normally go climing at Ratho, but this term this wasn't possible so we decided to branch out and try Glasgow Climbing Centre. It was great, loads of different walls to try, some great tuition, and they coped very well with our 24 Scouts.