News - Scouts

Carmarthen Scout Group Family Camp 2010
5th Carmarthen Scout Group Big Adventure Family Camp 2010

Over the early May Bank Holiday, the 5th Carmarthen Scout Group held our 3rd annual Family Camp.

The last two camps have been held in Pembrey Country Park, but this year we decided to venture a little further afield, and so used Pembrokeshire Area Scout campsite at St Bride’s Green near Little Haven.

As a change from previous years we recruited a lot more parents into helping organise the camp, and formed ‘sub committees’ to organise the kit transport, catering, campsite service and activities. This worked really well and certainly reduced the load on the Leaders.

We were blessed with a gloriously sunny weekend, and the campsite at St Bride’s was a huge success. We had nearly 80 people attend.

Activities during the weekend were organised so that families could join in at whatever level suited them. On Saturday afternoon, there were 3 hikes at appropriate levels for a Beaver, Cub or Scout hike away, but as children were all accompanied by parents they could join whichever walk they fancied.

We had two fantastic campfires, with the Scouts getting well into campfire singing, and by Sunday night they managed to keep ‘The Quarter Masters Stores’ going for well over half an hour!

Sunday morning was spent pioneering – again with three different levels. The Cubs and Beavers worked on various camp gadgets, whilst the Scouts built a 15 ft Look Out tower!

The afternoon saw families getting involved with various beach competitions – best sandcastle, best sand mosaic and most interesting rock pool find.

Before supper on Sunday we held our AGM, where we were joined by the Area Commissioner. It was fantastic to see a number of our young people being presented with their Chief Scouts Awards.

Monday morning brought the end of the camp, but after striking camp, in glorious sunshine we had the traditional water fight!

It was a very tired, but happy bunch of people who left St Bride’s after lunch on Monday, with several first time campers converted to the cause!

... More photos of this event in Scout Gallery.

News Item 1 of 2