Over the weekend of the 24th-25th June, 22 Scouts from Red Troop took part in a survival skills camp.
The scenario was being marooned on a desert island (bit of imagination required).
They built shelters out of tarps and bits of rope and twine, looked at rescue priorities, practiced some knife, axe and saw skills while preparing wood for the open fires to cook their meals.
They looked at traps, lit and sustained their fires, while rustling up an evening meal from a selection of ingredients which included fish, seafood, potatoes, carrots, eggs, cabbage, onions and coconuts.
Some knocked up dough balls and others made flat breads.
The excited bunch took a while to settle down that evening and woke very early (5am).
With their 24hrs of ‘surviving’ up we fed them a massive breakfast of sausage, bacon, eggs and beans which filled them to bursting.
While waiting for parents, they did a bit of site service by ‘balsam bashing’ and got away before the first drops of rain.
Many thanks to my team of wonderful volunteers for making this another successful weekend. Pete.
For more photos tom the camp, view our Facebook Album here.