Sun, sea and sand

During the first week of the school summer holidays, 23 Scouts and 6 leaders enjoyed a week long trip to Butcher’s Coppice Campsite in Bournemouth.

Group gathered around the commemorative stone on Brownsea Island

The Scout’s made the most of some fantastic weather, enjoying a number of the beaches that the south coast has to offer. As well as spending time at the seaside, the Scouts visited Corfe Castle and the New Forest. The group was also privileged to be able to spend time on Brownsea Island, 106 years to the day since Lord Baden Powell’s first Scout camp was held there.

Durdle Door

Tree Climbing on Brownsea Island

It wasn’t all days out however, each morning the Scouts had to prepare and cook their own breakfast in their patrols. This was achieved with varying degrees of success There was also the very serious matter of inspection, for which each patrol were awarded points for cleanliness, tidiness and hygiene. Congratulations to the Cougar patrol who earned the most points over the course of the 7 days!

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