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Menstrie Scout Group

Summer Camp

Link to the Scouts' web site |d| The Scouts didn't enjoy the best of weather for our Summer Camp this year on our excellent site at Morar overlooking Morar Bay and the splendid silver sands with spectacular seascape views out to the islands of Rum and Eigg. Despite the general overcast conditions it was fairly dry for the main camp activities - Canoeing in Morar Bay; Abseilling on a nearby crag; Pioneering - building bridges and towers with ropes and spars; Hill walking over a four mile route east of Mallaig. Wednesday, after a little early rain, turned out fine and warm for our sail from Arisaig to the island of Eigg where everyone climbed to the top of the Sghur, the highest point on the island (not quite as high as Dumyat) just in time for the cloud to clear, revealing fantastic views of the western isles and the west coast mainland. With all the other in-camp events and activities this was yet another enjoyable and memorable Summer Camp.

Celebrating a Centenary of Scouting

The Scouts of Clackmannanshire came together to celebrate the Centenary with a very early start, gathering at Alloa Tower for 8 am to mark the "Sunrise Event". This was to mark the time of the first flag break at the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island in 1907 -- Scouts around the world renewed their Scout Promise. The event was also celebrated at the World Jamboree at Hyland Park in England.

A New Session Starts

Weekly meetings of the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have resumed.

Beavers, 6yrs to 8yrs

Tuesday 6.15 to 7.15

Cubs, 8yrs to 10½ yrs

Monday 7 to 8.30

Scouts, 10½ yrs to 14 yrs

Tuesday 7.30 to 9.30

Friday 7.30 to 10.00

New members would be made very welcome.

Fund raising

Web Ivory catalogues should be delivered to every home in the village over the next few weeks. Please give your support to this excellent fund-raising project.

September 2007

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