Beavers Group Camp – Barskimming

(Information for Beavers only).

Our Annual Camp for everyone in the Group will be held this year from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd June at Barskimming Estate near Mauchline.

Beavers will go into Camp on Saturday morning. We will be meeting at the Scout Hall on Saturday for 9am leaving at 9.30am at the latest. The journey time is 30 minutes at most. The coach(es) cannot enter the Estate and there will therefore be a 20 minute walk to the camp site which is a very large field adjacent to the River Ayr. Personal kit will be in a van which will take it straight to the camp site so it will not need to be carried.

The main camp runs from the Friday to the Sunday and for the first time, Beavers will be staying overnight on the Saturday (with the rest of group) and returning Sunday morning.

This is a “green field” camp. There are no showers but portable toilets will be brought in. Washing (should such a thing happen!) will be from a basin. We will have a marquee for cooking and eating in. If the weather is wet we will carry on with the planned programme as far as we can. It is most important therefore that all those camping bring plenty of extra clothing and wet weather gear. We do find that first timers do sometimes come to such camps with only 1 pair of shorts and 1 sweatshirt etc which is not enough!

We will be using the Cub kit list for Group Camp, which can be found here.

** However, take into consideration that Beavers will only be staying for one night rather than two, which is what this kit list was intended for.

Beaver Parents who would like to join us for all or part of the weekend should contact their Section Leader. (PVG clearance will be required if staying overnight). See separate mailing in due course.

The cost of the Camp for Beavers Camping will be £10.00.

Want to go?

Please respond to the OSM invite and pay the fee by Bank Transfer (see below) by the deadline of Friday 25th May at the latest.

Please also note that responding with a ‘Yes’ to the OSM invite indicates your intention to pay the Camp Fee.

**Bank Details are in the invitation emails for this camp.

Payment must be with us by Friday 25th May to ensure your child gets a place.

When the Campers return on Sunday at about 11:30am could we ask that Parents do not park in St. Meddans Street in front of the Scout Centre but leave that space clear for the coach(es). Also please do not bring vehicles into the compound.

As ever, please direct any queries to your child’s Section Leader. Please do this by email or in person and avoid using our FB page for this purpose.

Looking forward to a great weekend!