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Out-of-doors activities

Link to the Scouts' web site |d| May and June were particularly active "out of door" months for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who made great use of the fantastic assets of the wood and hills so close at hand. There were many sausage sizzles, backwoods cooking and other woodcraft activities at various sites throughout the wood. The special joint Beaver and Cub parents' evening, as part of our centenary celebrations, was a great success. The Beavers and Cubs demonstrated some of their regular meeting activities and after a cup tea enjoyed a slide show of other activities and the special Centenary events of 2007.

Summer Fayre

What an exceptionally successful Summer Fayre at the end of May when Group funds benefited by the record sum of £1,070.00. A very sincere thanks to everyone in the village who gave their support to this outstanding event.

Summer Camp

The scouts have just returned from Summer Camp where 25 Leaders, Explorers and Scouts enjoyed a fantastic week on a very attractive site near Pitlochry. The camp enjoyed fine weather over the week, allowing a full programme of activities: Canoeing and swimming in the River Garry, pioneering (constructing bridges and towers with ropes and spars ), abseiling on a nearby crag, and walking on forest trails near the Queen's View, and a splendid afternoon walk to Killiecrankie and then on to Blair Castle. After a brief introduction to the layout of the castle by one of the tour guides, the scouts were given quiz sheets challenging them to discover significant features in each of the 25 lavishly furnished rooms. All too soon the camp was over with the Peewit patrol winning the camp trophy by a narrow margin over the Curlew and Owl patrols.

July 2008

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