Camp Journal

Archery & Ghyll Scrambling

4th July 2011

Underneath the scorching sun and beautiful mountain backdrop the Green group unleashed their hidden skills as Robin Hoods on the archery field.  After plenty of practice, the session finished with the ‘Cutlery Challenge’, where campers win their evening cutlery for dinner based on their success on target.  In was then off to the climbing wall where some budding Spidermen & women were revealed.  In the evening the Green group joined the White & Yellow groups for some charity bingo in aid of Suranna’s Stepping Stone. 



The afternoon for the White & Yellow groups started with an introduction to orienteering where our scout leader (Taff) imparted his knowledge through a series of interactive challenges.  This was put into practice in the woods, where the teams had to navigate their way around to find answers to a word jumble.  To cool down the two groups went ghyll scrambling through the local (icy) mountain river.  Ghyll scrambling consists of campers making their way through various water obstacles, which ensure that they get wet through.  This ended with a brisk walk back to camp and a nice hot shower followed by a yummy dinner! 

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