Adventurous ActivitiesMountain Biking
The Scouting StuffPioneering
Just for FunThe Slide
The Chamber of Horrors
Other StuffThe Sauna
IntroductionAt every summer camp we hand out a number of disposable cameras to the Scouts and let them take photos of whatever they want
The campsite for this year was one of the best we have
ever visited. It was right on the lochside with a hill to the rear and
woods to both sides.
to a mixup in loading the lorry, we took with us a grand total of two long
pioneering poles but the huge amount available timber meant that we were
able to make three major pioneering projects: a catapult, a jetty and a
'Baywatch' tower in the water. Even these failed to make a dent in the
timber and so, instead of the usual string Patrol area boundaries, one
patrol made a fence.
The campsite also had an added surprise, a graveyard.
There was a small graveyard up on the hill which contained a single grave
but it certainly added a little spice to the ghost stories.
site was ideally sited for a whole host of activities being in the heart
of the highland, beside a loch (for canoeing), forestry paths (for hiking
and mountain biking), near heritage parks and tourist information areas
(for exploring the area) and close to a whole host of outdoor centres.
But most agreed that the best thing was waking up in the morning and seeing
the Cairngorms in the early morning light.