Yesterday, I accompanied Maryculter Scouts on a day trip to the beautiful city of Bruges.

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With the sun shining, we headed to the Markt of Bruge. Some of the scouts went off to do a spot of souvenir shopping whilst the leaders sat in the sun with a coffee! After making and eating sandwiches in the square (to the amusement of some of the public!), we visited the Choco Story.

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Here we got a free bar of chocolate, a tour of the museum and a chocolate making demonstration to finish! After a bit more exploring, it was time to make our way back on the train (double decker this time!), back to camp to pick up some food for tea.

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Today has been a completely different day! I was lucky enough to join St Eugenes Scouts on their trip into Brussels.

First off, we enjoyed a whistle stop tour around Europe at Mini Europe. There were reproductions of famous buildings from all over Europe and recreations of famous events throughout history. A personal favourite was the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the shaking ground to simulate the earthquakes!

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The afternoon saw the scouts make a splash at Oceada water park! I think we all had a lot of fun here. I can even proudly say that I had a go on ‘the Hurricane’, a slide of Olympic force, even if I was dragged on it by a few scouts!

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