Beaver Scouts Pirate Camp

When I joined the Scouting organisation to become a Beaver Leader I was pleased to discover that I had joined in time to go with them on their District Beaver Scouts Pirate Camp.

Some of my favourite memories from being a Brownie and a Guide were of our camping trips. I love being under canvas and enjoy the freedom of bedding down for the night in a field after a cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit.

On our arrival on the Friday evening I set up our Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 tent in about 20 minutes and waited for the rest of our colony to arrive and pitch up. We enjoyed a warm welcome, some hot chocolate and then settled down for the evening in prep for a busy couple of days.

Pirate Camp Tent

Pirate camp Skeleton

Pirate camp in tent

Pirate sleeping at camp

Our Saturday was full of activities such as bell boating, bouldering, building pirate ships and creating pirate accessories. As I was at Pirate Camp as a Beaver Leader I helped run one of the base activities whilst Clara took M round the rest of the bases. I loved that I got to leave my base to take M bell boating as it was such a fun experience and one I will remember forever.

Pirate camp Bell boating

Pirate camp Bell Boating lake

bell boating camp lake

Pirate Camp Treasure

Pirate camp family

It was great seeing all the Beavers enjoying themselves with their parent’s and sibling’s at their sides. The weather was amazing and in fact was a little too warm at times, but it was better than a torrential downpour.

Beaver and Leader Pirate camp

The Saturday evening was rounded off nicely with a campfire, hot chocolate and cake. The atmosphere around the fire was great and I love listening to everyone sing along to many of my camp fire favourites.

Pirate camp camp fire

Camping mugs Pirate camp

I love camping at Pirate Camp

Sunday was a day packed full of activities designed to pit all the pirate groups against each other. M was a Blackbeard and enjoyed sinking the enemies cardboard pirate ship and attempted to win at tug o war.

Pirate camp black beard

Despite a great effort from the Blackbeard’s, they didn’t take home the treasure, but they did come in third place. M was so happy to be heading home with new pirate accessories and a head full of happy moments.  I was happy to have enjoyed my first ever Beaver Scouts camp, as it cemented all the reasons why I wanted to join the Scouting organisation. I can’t wait for the next one already.

Pirate Camp Flag

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Coombe Mill (Fiona) Reply

    I have so much respect for anyone who works as a leader int he scouting movement. It is such a time consuming commitment, but must have it’s rewards watching the boys challenge themselves to new things and grow in confidence. Pirate camp looks amazing and wow to the boating. Such wonderful memories. My last one left Scouts this week, it feels like the end of an era. He is a year too early really but all his friends had left and worse still they cancelled summer camp this year which was his favourite part. I hope you and Monkey keep going, it sounds like a great group you are with.

    Thank you for sharing your camp on #CountryKids

  2. Michelle Twin Mum Reply

    What fun and how fab that you have signed up as a leader. My husband is just approaching 15 years as a cub leader and is pondering changing to Scouts when our girls go up in a few months. They just got back from camp last weekend too. Mich x #Countrykids

  3. Laura Rocksteady Reply

    Oh wow what a fantastic tip and also well done on becoming a Beaver leader! Thats amazing. We are hoping to get our son started with the scouts this year and I cannot wait for him to go on adventures like this!

    Just popping over from Countrykids

    Laura x

  4. Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash Reply

    I wasn’t a brownie during my childhood but I think I would have enjoyed it. I did go on lots of activity holidays during the summer though. Maybe one to consider as the girls grow up. #CountryKids

  5. Emma Day (Crazy with Twins) Reply

    This looks like it was great fun. I used to be a brownie parent-helper but sadly didn’t get to go on camp as my daughter left brownies a few months before (due to her gymnastics commitments). #countrykids

  6. Sara (@mumturnedmom) Reply

    What a brilliant trip! My boys are both scouts, and love it, and my daughter goes to as many events with them as she can (here in the US girls can’t join Boy Scouts officially yet, but she will be joining unofficially when she’s old enough!). #countrykids

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