23 Group Members from all four sections joined over 2,000 Scouts from the Midlands to enjoy a Great Day out at the Rioch Stadium, home of Coventry City FC. (Is this our first link activity since Explorers started? Oh Yes!!
Up early for the hours’ drive to the Sky Blues, we were met by the organisers (what a great job they did!) to have the morning’s entertainment which included…… 5 a side football; dribbling skills (that’s with a football – not your mouth!); painting; magic shows; how fast can you kick a ball; bouncy castle…… etc. etc. etc…….!!!
Then the Coventry Scout Band entertained us whilst the Youngsters (and a few oldies - not me though! - Rob!!) queued to meet some of the Football Stars and get their autographs and pictures.
After a quick bite to eat (and it was quick!) we were led in to the main stadium where all 2,000 of us quickly filled up an entire corner of the ground.
It was still over an hour to kick off and the noise was deafening! ‘Oh what an Atmosphere…..’ (Who sang that?)
The Group were then invited to parade around the ground and then back to the seats.