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District Camp

Posted by JonC on May 11, 2014

Western Lakes District Camp at Ennerdale Campsite

The District Camp during the May Day Bank Holiday weekend was a huge success!  Around 250 children from across the Westen Lakes District, including over 70 from 1st Hensingham, attended and had an action packed time.

Almost all our 50 Cubs and Scouts attended were full 3 nights campers, and most of the 21 little Beavers camped on the Saturday night, many having experienced their first time camping under canvas.  The Day Visitor option further enabled several of our members to join in the fun and exciting activities. 

Over two third of our young people participated so as one the biggest Groups in the District, our leadership team provided a lot of the equipment and specialist skills for the more adventurous activities such as archery, low ropes, rafting, geocaching and the much enjoyed axe throwing which was for the Scouts only!  Other activities include climbing wall, slippery pole, catapults, cooking, crafts and branding, plus the traditional widegames and campfire shenanigans.  (Check out the slideshow below to see what we all got up to - thanks to Dan N from Mavericks for putting this together.)

The District AGM took place on the Saturday evening when the election of the District Executive Committee took place.  We also said goodbye to the outgoing and welcomed the new County Commissioners.  A number of awards were presented to various adult members in recognition of their dedication to scouting, without them groups won't exist and our young people will have missed out on past and future adventures.

Despite the obligatory bit of wet weather which was a great excuse for the children to get wet and very muddy, the District Camp was once again a very well organised and excellent event. 

So a big thank you to all the leaders and parent helpers for their hard work and a very well done to all the children for their good behaviour.

We will look forward to the next time! 

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