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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.