The scouts asked for a backwoods day. So we got in touch with Fingal CoCo and sorted out the insurances. Our original date was't going to work so we reschedule for the 8th December.
Based on what the scouts requested in our weekly meetings, we ran up to Tesco to get fresh food for the day. Cedric the bear gave us a hand!
We rendezvoused at 10.30am at Turvey Allotments with 11 scouts, 2 venture scouts and 2 cub scouts, Catherine, Sean and myself.
The scouts were in great form, well prepared and excited to get out again.
Everyone took something to carry and we made our way down to the campfire area. First things first, cup of coffee, and get Sean's hammock up which was immediately commandeered by a cub scout and Cedric!
The scouts also investigated the area and this is what they do when they go exploring. Thank you Alex D for your photos!
We were then joined by Ross, one of our scouter friends from 49/136 Swords who very kindly took the time out of his busy day (and it was a busy day) to go through fire etc with the kids. He explained about fire, different ways of creating fire and demonstrated the various ways. The scouts were hooked. There wasn't a word out of anyone whilst they soaked up his words. A MASSIVE thank you to Ross for this.