Group Camp – Barskimming

Our Annual Camp for everyone in the Group will be held this year from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June at Barskimming Estate near Mauchline.

Cubs and Scouts will go into Camp on Friday evening. They will travel by coach(es) leaving from the Scout HQ at 6.30pm. 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.

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!

You can access the Cub kit list for this camp here.

You can access the Scout kit list for camp here.

Explorers will travel with the Scouts and Cubs but we will be asking those who are able, to join the Leader Team on the Thursday evening to help erect the Marquee and again during the day on Friday to put up tents. Some may therefore travel with Leaders at different times.

The Camp is of course for all Members and Beavers will attend on Saturday for a day’s activity and fun. See separate email.

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

The cost of the Camp for Cubs and Scouts Camping will be £30.00.

Want to go?

Please respond to the OSM invite and pay the fee by Bank Transfer (see below) by the deadline of Frid 26th May at the latest.

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

Payment – Our Preferred method of payment (for Cubs) is now directly to our Cub Account:

28th Ayrshire Cubs

If you do this please use ref

G-Camp – (then the cubs name)   e.g. G-Camp – Joe Bloggs

Account number       11705860

Sort code                  80 22 60

Payment – Our Preferred method of payment (for Scouts) is now directly to our Scout Account:

28th Ayrshire (Troon) Scout Troop

If you do this please use ref

G-Camp – (then the Scout’s name)   e.g. G-Camp – Joe Bloggs

Account number       00119471

Sort code                  80 09 88

Payment must be with us by Friday 26th May to ensure your child gets a place.

When meeting the Beavers when they return on Saturday evening and when the Campers return on Sunday at about 4.00pm 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!