On 23rd March 2018, all sections of Bibra Lake Scout Group went to Eaton for a weekend of Star Wars fun for the group camp.
From 6 year old Joeys to Rovers/Adult Helpers/Leaders, all had a great time as we travelled to a galaxy far far away and the Jedi batted the Empire for the title of the winning patrol of the weekend.
Leaders dressed in Star Wars Costumes to help with the theme. Chil (GL) – Chewbacca, Rafici (AGL) – Obi Wan Kanobi, Quenda (Joey Scout Leader) – X-Wing Pilot, Platypus (A/Joey Leader/Rover) – Rey, Rikki (Cub Leader) – Princess Leia, Chikai (A/Cub Leader in Training) – Darth Vader, Kaa (A/Cub Leader in Training) – Captain Phasma, Turtle (Scout Leader) – Darth Vader. Some of our parent helpers also dressed up and were very important to help us run a fantastic camp. Our cooks were amazing and there was great food.
On Friday night the Scouts arrived, then finding a bed in the dorm/setting up for bed, putting up tents for Scouts, Venturers and Rovers and then a Star Wars movie. There were some super excited Joeys and Cubs that took a little longer to go to sleep than others. On Saturday morning, we were up and off for our fantastic breakfast of cereal and bacon and eggs (cooked by our fantastic adult helper kitchen staff). Morning parade and camp standards.
They then rotated through the 4 activity stations for the day:
Station 1: Joey Leader Activity – Cardboard Star Wars Construction. Tiger Snake Patrol: X Wing Fighter Feral Foxes Patrol: Walker Motorbike Frogs: Star Destroyer Water Rats: Millenium Falcon Making paper planes and X-Wing Origami Challenge
Station 2: Cub Leaders Activity – Jedi Training Obstacle Course – lots of fun to be had making pool noodle lightsabers, weaving through the spider web, climb over the lava slime, pull up Yoda discs, tangle game.
Station 3: Scout Leaders Activity – Building battlefield for the wide game, making flour bombs, making parachute balls, knotting/rope/scout craft skills
Station 4: Venturer Leader Activity – Use the force to get a ball into a cup without touching it, slime making,
Morning Tea: Fruit/cake/biscuits. Lunch was Ham Solo and Salad Rolls (or chicken/salami) and Afternoon Tea: Fruit/cake/biscuits.
Making a Wookie Stew – The Scout Leaders went out and got themselves a Wookie for our stew. In their patrols the Scouts followed the instructions and worked as a team to make the stew for their dinner later tonight. The aim was to make sure the stew was not “Chewy” so it was left on slow simmer while the activities continued.
Star Wars Battle Wide Game – 2 Patrols joined forces to become the Empire and Rebels and fight the star wars wide game battle. Water gun and Flour bomb battle. Each group needed to get their rice balls into the other side bucket to win. (Photos courtesy of Swag Man Photography)
Dinner – the Wookie Stew was served with some fantastic vegetables cooked by our fantastic helpers in the kitchen. It was delicious
Some Scouts were so tired they went to bed but others continued to the next wide game.
Darth Vader Night Freeze Tag Wide Game – 2 Darth Vaders, 2 Torches, 2 Lightsabers. The torches and lightsabers were hidden. 2 Darth Vaders to tag scouts and they are frozen in carbonite. Scouts need to find torches to unfreeze their team members and need to find the lightsaber which they can use to defeat Darth Vader. When both Darth Vaders are defeated the game is over.
Some more Scouts were tired they went to bed but others continued to watch another Star Wars movie then bed. More sleep was achieved on second night due to exhaustion.
Sunday morning – wake up and start to pack up bed. Then onto a beautiful pancake breakfast by our cooking staff. Parade and camp standards.
Scouts Own Refection by the water with Rovers – Yarn of Yoda about the force and choose a name of someone on camp from bowl and say something you like about them.
Packing up and Cleaning
Balloon Game: Stormtroppers vs Jedi – 2 teams white/black balloons need to pop other team balloon without yours popping.
Walk by the river
Home time! Many exhausted scouts fell asleep in the car on the way home. A great time was had by all.