Brugges!
Brugges!

I have had one very busy weekend, saying goodbye to 1st Uddingston Explorers and 1st Fenstanton and Hilton Scouts, they were lovely groups to have on camp, and I hope they enjoyed themselves! I wonder what their highlights were? I loved our day trip to Brugges.

On Saturday, we had 23rd Croydon Scouts and 3rd Newbury Scouts arrive, and we have had a very busy few days! On Sunday we went to Leuven, explored the town and went to the Scout Museum, which the scouts enjoyed – they loved having selfies with the Robert Baden Powell sculpture!

On Monday, I accompanied 23rd Croydon Scouts on their day trip to Brugges, where we went to the Choco-Story. (My second visit in less the seven days – oh dear!) The Scouts also went to the torture museum, and had a go at Brugges Monopoly. (A big thank you to Young Leader, Jamie, from 1st Fenstanton and Hilton who created it!) Whilst we were in Brugges, 3rd Newbury went on a hike to a large lake and had a picnic!

Today, I went with 3rd Newbury Scout to explore Waterloo, we went to the 1815 memorial, and to Hougoumont Farm, the museums were really informative but very interactive, we loved the 3D movies in both of them, making you feel like you were actually there. They were very well made and executed. We walked up the many steps to the Lion’s Mound Memorial, which gave a brilliant view of the surrounding area!

Lion Memorial at Waterloo!
Lion Memorial at Waterloo!