Grey and Purple Beaver Colonies came together for a weekend of fun at the Linnet Clough Scout Campsite near Stockport.
With over 40-Beavers present for the weekend there was never a dull moment!
The weekend started on the Friday evening with the Beavers arriving at camp and settling into the dormitories before undertaking a craft activity decorating a Bird Feeder.
A few games and crumpets for supper followed before bedtime.
Despite little sleep for some, the Beavers were eager and ready for a day of activities on the Saturday. Following breakfast, they were split into four groups which would form the basis of activities for the rest of the weekend.
The first of the four activities were the Low Ropes. This proved challenging for the Beavers and the Leaders and Young Leaders who were helping to run the activity. Everyone had a good time though negotiating the tough course.
Meanwhile another Group were Pond Dipping. The highlight being the discovery of a newt. There was a variety of other creepy crawlies the Beavers found.
Off to the Bouldering / Indoor Caving room for another group who skilfully made their way around the perimeter of the room and through the darkened tunnels of the “cave”.
A further craft activity occupied the fourth group which also included preparing a campfire blanket.
Everyone took their turns at the four activities which took them into the afternoon.
The traditional Scouting skills of putting up a tent and knot tying was the focus for the rest of the afternoon.
Following a tea of burgers, cake & custard, the Beavers readied themselves for the campfire.
Then the dark clouds appeared, followed by the Rainbow and then the rain!
The Leaders and Young Leaders who had prepared the fire were soaked but fortunately the Beavers returned to shelter without getting too wet.
The Saturday evening was rounded off by watching a film before a much better night’s sleep.
On Sunday the opportunity to cook Smores on a campfire (delayed from Saturday night) and participate in a Soft Archery activity brought the weekends activities to an end.
Final packing and a visit to the camp shop rounded off the weekend before the Beavers left site tired but fulfilled from a busy few days.