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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Beaver Leader's first camp

Seventeen 6 to 8 year olds from Consett and Leadgate Beaver colonies staying overnight at the Minsteracres retreat. It was our first night away as Beaver Leaders and I can honestly say I don’t know who was more nervous; the parents, the Beaver scouts or me and Neal! 
The parents had a good look round at the dorm where all our Beavers slept, before leaving them in the capable hands of a mix of experienced Scout Leaders and newly appointed leaders such as ourselves. 

The children were excited and jumped into every challenge. In twenty four hours we managed to fit in a range of activities, including following a trail, tent building, boat building and much more. We had a traditional camp fire where Ruby from Leadgate Beavers led the children in some funny songs.

The food was great but I was amazed to see how many fussy eaters we had, I mean how many kids don’t like cake and custard?
Some of the leaders and Beavers enjoying the dens they made

 We had an amazing time and the kids have some awesome memories. Back for more fun in September.

Gavin Heckles, Consett Beaver Leader.