The Northern Beaches and Garrigal District camp was held on the Queens Birthday long weekend at Cataract Scout Park. The district camp is a competition camp attended by around 120 scouts from the two districts. Scouts form into patrols of 4 to 8 members and are scored on a range of categories such as camping, campcraft, hygiene, cooking and participation.
Activities included a walk around the perimeter of the scout camp and a walk down to the historic Cataract Dam built in 1909. Monday morning's effort was to construct a flag pole, with the tallest one winning. Our effort was certainly the biggest, but alas too heavy to get off the ground, resulting in one pole snapping.
Highlight for the scouts was the formal three course meal prepared for Sunday lunch. Leaders are roped in, err, invited to enjoy a tasty meal cooked by the scouts in camp conditions.
Alas, none of our patrols troubled the judges and there were no trophies brought home. Despite this, it was an excellent example of leadership and participation by our three patrols.