Scout Summer Camp, Chelwood, July 2009
Saturday, July 25th
Leaders arrive and set up camp.
Sunday, July 26th
Scouts arrive and put up their patrol tents. This is followed by a treasure
hunt in the local area.
Scouts in Hunstrete during the treasure hunt.
In the evening there was a blind-fold trail that, as the evening progressed, simultaneously got easier (vegetation more trampled) and harder (it rained, making the ground much more slippery).
Monday, July 27th
Half the Scouts went canoeing and kayaking while the other half went caving and climbing.
Canoeing and kayaking.
Caving in Goatchurch Cavern.
Climbing in Burrington Combe.
Tuesday, July 28th
More canoeing, kayaking, caving and climbing, this time with the groups reversed.
Climbing at Split Rock (near Wells).
Caving in Swildon's Hole.
A human pyramid.
Wednesday, July 29th
Due to the weather forecast (there was a severe weather warning issued) the wet weather plan was called into action and so the Scouts visted Bristol Zoo. During the day the rain was torrential, but it did ease into the evening.
Thursday, July 30th
On Thursday the Scouts had a "backwoods" day, incorportating pioneering,
cooking on open fires and bivvie building. To avoid the morning rain some of
the pioneering was done in the barn. There was also the ever-popular low ropes
course set up by David Chadwick.
Pioneering (friction bridge).
Scouts eating fruit!
Pioneering (lookout tower).
Wood & fires.
Low ropes course.
Friday, July 31st
A walk from Charterhouse to Cheddar followed by lunch in Cheddar. Strike
camp, and head home!
Walking near Charterhouse, in Velvet Bottom and above Cheddar Gorge.
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