Moot 5 – Suffolk Scout and Guide Camp – August 2013

mootAugust bank holiday weekend saw a small part of the Bentwaters air base overrun with Scouts and Guides from all over Suffolk for Moot 5.

The camp was divided into subcamps and Orwell district, including 1st Kirton, were in subcamp Spitfire.

The weekend started with an opening ceremony which included the painting of some cardboard tubes which slotted together to make a 40ft high rocket tower and this was followed by a disco.

Activities over the weekend included shooting, archery, cascade slide, zip wire, zorbs, aerial runway, abseiling and free fall abseiling, to name just a few.

There were also some more gentle pursuits in the craft tent for those wanting to take it a bit easier or needing a rest. Some very nice glass etching was done and friendship bracelets and survival bracelets were made.

The scouts were also able to see the Grace Spitfire flying and watch the Moots Got Talent competition.

The weekend finished with a closing ceremony after which the tents were all packed away and the scouts and guides were collected to go home and rest and recover. We expect all the leaders needed to rest and recover too.