done to hardcore Beavers Luke Clayton, Elliott Teece and
George Killip and our honary Beaver for the day Curphey
Grant for completing the Crosby to Braddan leg of the challenge.
Despite the damp weather we enjoyed ourselves very much
and though we got wet and muddy somehow that just added
to the fun!
what can I say except that that was the best UK camp to
date!!! Yes I know it was also the first UK camp for 1st
Laxey but, apart from the weather at times, it couldn’t
have worked any better. Thanks must go to Nick
and especially Ali for all the
planning beforehand as it would have been impossible without
it. I could list all the activities but there were so many
the main ones being Gorge Walking, Kayaking and Rock Climbing.
Special mention must go to Max and Ben for overcoming their
fear of the Zipwire, well done boys that took real nerve
but you did it. Everyone also seemed to really enjoy the
shooting and top marks to Luke on that one. Harry and Thomas
couldn’t get enough of the slide at the swimming pool and
Emma , Will and Ross were natural rock climbers. Everyone
also learnt how useful ferns in the wild could be, some
undergoing more practical training in this area!!! There
was so much going on and the time went so quickly I’m sure
everyone will be recalling various events for weeks to come.
We tried to keep time sat in the mini bus to a minimum,
but sometimes the map reading did go a bit wonky……which
can only possibly be due to bad sign posts. I hope everyone
has good memories and we’ll let the photo’s tell the story
so I’ll stop now and wish you all a good summer. The tents
are finally dry and safely tucked away for next year and
I’m sure I speak for everyone by wishing Kaa all the best
in his new job and to thank him for all the work he’s put
into 1st Laxey over the years.