A golden weekend for a Diamond jubilee Camp

With fingers firmly crossed for good weather 1st Irthlingborough along with around 600 Young People between the ages of 6 and 18 years from all the Groups in the Nene Valley District Scouts camped at Wadenhoe over the weekend of 25th - 27th May 2012 – As luck would have it, the weekend turned out to be the best weather of the summer!!

This camp was the largest gathering of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and their Leaders ever staged in the local area.

The weekend started with a Night Operation for the Scouts and Explorers and the camp for the Cubs and Beavers was themed around the ‘2012 Olympic Games’.

Our Leaders (all Volunteers) helped to provide a fun-packed weekend. Go-Karting, archery, shooting, arts and crafts were among the activities enjoyed by the Young People. Groups from Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Woodford, Raunds, Ringstead and Thrapston joined in.

Special guests included Councillor Clive Wood (Chair of East Northamptonshire Council), who came along and to give his encouragement to the Young People and our County Commissioner Tony Keay.

Group Scout Leader Nick Powell led the Irthlingborough Group and the Team of Beaver, Cub and Scout Leaders gave brilliant and unstinting support. Our own Scout Active Support Unit arranged the Night Operation for the Scouts and provided superb catering for the Group throughout the weekend.

Thanks must go to ALL our Team and to Parents for transporting the Young People to and from camp.