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Gilwell 2017 Part 1

It has been a wonderful Gilwell visit so far with some very excited children, amazing activities and sumptuous food.

We arrived on Monday as the sun was sinking towards the horizon. After a quick unpack and briefing we made our way to the brand new catering tent to have a lovely meal: lasagne or sweet and sour chicken with chocolate cake for dessert. Mmmmmmmmmmm! From there it was straight to the campfire and some riotous singing of Everywhere We Go, Kumala Vista, I Sailed Away To Sea, Campfire’s Burning and the ever popular Bungalow! LET ME SEE YOUR BUNGALOW! It was then a hot cocoa and a nice early night!

The children were up bright and early on Tuesday ready for a breakfast of toast, eggy bread and cereal. In the Branchet Lodge we had a superb game of cricket before the children showed off their presentation skills and tidying skills in the room inspection. We then went to our first round of activities. I (Alex) was with Group One on the rock wall where the children showed great resilience to scale the heights! Everyone enjoyed their first round of activities. We’ve just had a beautiful Gilwell lunch complete with caramel shortcake! Mmmmmmmmm!

We now have two more activity sessions, followed by dinner and a cinema night! And tomorrow is another busy day with three more activity sessions and another visit to the campfire. The children are having a fantastic time and the weather is getting better and better! It could be the best Gilwell yet…

September 26, 2017 at 13:47 3 comments

September 2017

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