Family camp is always a very popular event and this year was no exception, over 160 people camped despite the wet weather. The traditional Saturday evening camp fire was replaced with a bingo session inside and the rain did not help the hot air balloons but they still flew as you will be able to see. This was the first year that we had wet weather in about 10 years ! Everyone took part in the various events that were laid on and all seemed to have had a good time.
The competition was held, as usual, at Longridge Scout Boating Centre on the Thames near Marlow, Bucks. The weather was not as good as in previous years but everyone had a great time. As there were only three Explorer scout entries, Discovery raced against the other two Explorer units three times and their scores were aggregated. Our mixed adult and Scout boat won their first heat but were knocked out next time. After waiting right till the end, we found out that Discovery had been placed second overall. So well done to them and to all who took part.
This year’s Family Camp was held over the weekend of 23rd to 25th June at Bears Rails Scout Camp Site in Windsor Great Park. We had perfect weather with the only rain coming during Friday night. This was our biggest event yet with almost 170 people attending ! Everyone had a great time and thanks go to Kevin for organising the camp and to Mike for organising the food. Also, thanks to everyone else who helped to make the camp such a success, either by running or joining in the weekend.