POP Camp 2014

Scout leaders and helpers braved nature at its most languid during a recent camping weekend.

Minus the Cubs and Scouts, the grown children kicked back and played with the toys usually reserved for younger members.

Messing about with rickety crates and trying not to fatally injure one another with weaponry highlighted Saturday’s affairs, followed by some surprisingly practical skills in helping the construction of new decking at Bragger’s wood.

Everyone still smiling after finishing the building and clearing work at Bragger's wood

Everyone still smiling after finishing the building and clearing work at Bragger’s wood

Night

The evening’s agenda involved horrible lethargy on the home-cooking front following a unanimous decision to buy take-aways rather than wait for the more traditional camp fire food.

The sensible approach of alcohol consumption around a raging fire rounded off the evening’s health-and-safety-abandoning fun (rumours of Mike getting an After Eight mint down his face are absolutely true), before the leaders totally wussed out and slept inside for the night. All except for Simon, who claims to have chosen to sleep in his £20 tent, but was probably kicked out of the comfy room for creating suspicious odours.

Mike demonstrates how it's possible to melt an after eight mint

Mike demonstrates how it’s possible to melt an after eight mint

Sunday

A cooked breakfast failed to poison all concerned the following morning, thanks to Cheryl and Kevin’s culinary prowess.

Once HQ was put back to rights, everyone was split into teams to do a “Scavenger Hunt”. The videos advertising the HQ were particularly good but sadly all have been lost….

Cheryl demonstrates her amazing tree climbing skills

Cheryl demonstrates her amazing tree climbing skills

Simon tries to convince himself he looks good as a knight

Simon tries to convince himself he looks good as a knight

Closing off with “Scout’s own”, everyone retired back to their normal Sunday routine.

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