On Saturday 7th of March we had our very first Victor Family camp at Burleigh Heads Camp Kallaroo. It was an absolutely beautiful weekend for a beach camp with nearly 60 family members attending.
We spent part of both Saturday and Sunday at Burleigh Heads beach. There was lots of yummy food and we all had a great time getting to know new and old Victor families better. It was so lovely to see everyone pitching in and helping out and working together for a great weekend.
At the beach there was lots of swimming, body surfing, digging, sea princess headpiece creations and sand castle building along with afternoon tea on the beach which always tastes great!
Saturday night, just on sunset, the scouts headed down to the beach for a special ceremony where we invested Ellie into the section and appointed Tadgh as an Assistant Patrol Leader with Burleigh Headlands in the background, the sun setting over the mountains and the tide rolling in.
After a great BBQ dinner we headed to the campfire, where Hawkeye, with his funky campfire meister hat, lead us together in a rousing cub-type campfire. There was singing and skits and jokes and riddles along with a lighting ceremony and a Mowgli Jungle Book yarn. Turns out all our favourite campfire songs are rather macabre but funny. For many this was their experience of a scouting campfire and followed with supper of hot milo!
Sunday morning was a lazy start with egg and bacon rolls for brekkie and back to the beach. There were all sorts of activities going on with sewing lessons, camp face squares, board games, soccer, skateboarding and signing off some badge award work.
Unfortunately some of our families were unable to attend due to prior commitments. We missed them all. Overall it was an absolutely fabulous weekend and we hope to do the same thing as an annual event.