05 April 2017

Scouting Fun

The kids were away at the District Scouts camp this weekend. Unfortunately for Z's troop, who left last Fri, it was pouring and super cold. They had to pitch their tents in the rain. Their night hike had to be cancelled.  Luckily, the weather cleared up and it was such a beautiful day on Sat, which was when J's troop arrived.  

Singwa - Wed, 05 Apr 2017

The grounds were still wet and muddy from the day before, but that didn't stop all the Grasshoppers, the Cubs, and the Scouts from getting on with all the activities planned for that day.  There were over 20 troops from all over Hong Kong. The Grasshoppers had their own activities.  The Cubs and Scouts from different districts were grouped into patrols to work together at different activity stations.  It was really great to see the older Scouts lead and mentor the younger Cubs.  There was a scavenger hunt; they caught bugs. They did first aid and learned different ways to get a fire going. They practiced a variety of knots and had fun running through an obstacle course (with some members of each patrol having certain handicaps to make it more challenging).  


The Cubs had a sponge fight. Additionally, the older Scouts went rock-climbing and were challenged on a high rope course, which, according to J, was the highlight of the camp, even though it was a bit scary.


I love that both J and Z enjoy scouting. Even though both are with different troops, there are occasional district-wide events where all scouts come together for different activities. They get to meet Cubs and Scouts from other troops and make new friends and learn from each other. How fun is that?

Were you a Scout growing up?

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Pea bea said...

I was a Brownie and then flew up to Girl Scout. Only went camping once, but we stayed in cabins instead of tents. My boys were cub scouts and then boy scouts, but the daughter wasn't. Always a good adventure and learning for kids. Sounds like yours, even with the rain, had a good time. :)

Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

Tamar SB said...

Now that is some serious mud!
I did girl scouts here - I remember we had rain on one of our camping weekends!

Rhonda Albom said...

Both of my girls were Girl Guides and both achieved their Queen's Guide awards. My eldest was also a sea scout for a while. The camps for sea scouts involved sailing and rowing cutter class boats as well as camping. The Girl Guide camps were usually in one of the local regional parks.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Love the scout program!

elizabeth said...

I love the shoe photo...such a simple way to remember a moment in your kiddo's life.

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