Group Camp Cubs – Barskimming

Our Annual Camp for everyone in the Group will be held this year from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 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. There are no buildings on site and although we will have a marquee for cooking in the event of wet weather we will carry on with the planned programme. 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 sweater etc which is not enough!

You can access the kit list for this 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. As with their older Scout brothers the Beavers will have to be prepared for wet weather and for them a separate recommended list of “what to take” for the day is as above. Beavers who will also travel by coach will meet at the HQ at 9am and will be back at Troon by about 6.00pm. Packed Lunches will be needed.

As Beaver Parents know we have only 1 Uniformed Beaver Leader and if Beavers are to attend we have to have additional Adult help. The number of Adults required depends on the number of boys attending but from past experience we will probably require at least 6 Adult volunteers to travel on the coach and stay for the day.

Cub and Scout Parents who would like to join us for the weekend will be very welcome. See separate mailing in due course.

The cost of the Camp for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers Camping will be £35.00 and for the Beavers £10.00.

The registration form should be completed and returned to Section Leaders at the latest by the week ending Friday 24th May.

When meeting the Beavers when they return on Saturday evening and when the Campers return on Sunday at about 5.00pm could I ask that Parents do not park in St. Meddans Street in front of the Youth Centre but leave that space clear for the coach(es).

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