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Thursday 19 September 2019

Local Scouts go international!

From left: Conor Murray, Lochlin Moore, Tiernan Moore (Sheffield), Aaron O’Riordan, Kian Crowley and Conor McSweeney at the Charnwood 2019 International Scout & Guide Camp
From left: Conor Murray, Lochlin Moore, Tiernan Moore (Sheffield), Aaron O’Riordan, Kian Crowley and Conor McSweeney at the Charnwood 2019 International Scout & Guide Camp

John Delea - Macroom Matters

Members of Macroom Scout section attended Charnwood 2019 International Scout & Guide Camp recently with their leaders Deirdre Henley, Joe Willis and Ger McSweeney.

The numbers attending the camp were 5,500 Scouts and Guides from 24 countries around the world.

Though the weather was not great, the Scouts had a wonderful time meeting international Scouts and Guides and making new friendships.

The Group were hosted by 63rd Leicester Scouts and were also joined at camp by two members of Scouting from Sheffield. The group really gelled together and many friendships made.

The off site activites included a trip to Nottingham for some which included ice skating and crazy golf. Others took part in water activities or a trip to the site of the Battle of Boswell known as the Battle of Two Kings and later visited Leicester Cathedral where the recently discovered remains of King Richard III has been interred.

The weather caused the camp to close early and the Macroom group experienced amazing hospitality from the Leicestershire Scouts in Leicester where they were taken on a trip to Leicester Tigers rugby ground and enjoyed a campfire with the Leicester Scouts. It was certainly an unforgettable trip for all involved.

Corkman

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