Dec 17 2008

Waiora Scout Camp

17/12/2008 Waiora Scout Camp. Leaders: Bruce and Marjorie.
Marjorie and Bruce led us on a well-thought-out trip around the Waiora property into corners we had never suspected existed. There were paths/routes to follow everywhere.
Waiora Swimming Hole

Waiora Swimming Hole. Bruce Evelyn Elaine

The swimming hole was large for such a small stream.

We crossed and recrossed the Silver Stream on new concrete bridges.

Morning tea was at the camp fire and chapel area.

After that we went on a more extended walk. Bruce pointed out the mysteries of orienteering on one of the o/posts, indicating the braille-like raised dots on which participants would press their paper to show they had passed that point.

Steep descent. Angela

Steep descent. Angela

We passed through grass, some mown short, some longer, some unmown, fresh and soft to walk through.

Then it was back to the cars for lunch.

 

19/12/2007. All. Christmas Potluck Lunch. Waiora Scout Camp and Tunnels. Finger food, cup and plate. Thermos. Leaders: Peter B, Neil, Bob H
Stepping Out. Evelyn, Bruce, Leonie, Visitor, Dot B, Doug M, Hazel, Who?, Lois, Wendy

Stepping Out. Evelyn, Bruce, Leonie, Visitor, Dot B, Doug M, Hazel, Who?, Lois, Wendy

We held our end of year pot-luck lunch get-together at the Waiora Scout Camp at Whare Flat.

Peter and Bob H led both groups on a delightful unhurried morning’s walk via the Silverstream Pump House, Tunnels Track

Top over Tunnels. Doug M, Leonie, Marjorie, Lesley, Bruce,  Carmel, Evelyn, Who?. Dot B, Ria, Hazel, Bob H

Top over Tunnels. Doug M, Leonie, Marjorie, Lesley, Bruce, Carmel, Evelyn, Who?. Dot B, Ria, Hazel, Bob H

and the old Schoolhouse circuit and back down to the camp. 23 of us did the walk and the noon lunch saw 36 in all turning up for a pleasant sociable occasion.

Awaiting lunch. Doug M, Dot B, Denise, Ngaire, Chris, Who?, Bill. Neil and Bob H behind.

Awaiting lunch. Doug M, Dot B, Denise, Ngaire, Chris, Who?, Bill. Neil and Bob H behind.

Enjoying lunch. Neil, Wendy, Ken, Ray, Diana, Peter, Bob H, Colleen, Visitor, Nelson, Dot T

Enjoying lunch. Neil, Wendy, Ken, Ray, Diana, Peter, Bob H, Colleen, Visitor, Nelson, Dot T

Thanks are due to Neil and assistants who remained back and attended to all the preparations at the Troop Den which proved an admirable building for the occasion. Great day, great company, great setting, great finish to the year. – Ian.

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3 Responses to “Waiora Scout Camp”

  1.   Elaineon 18 Dec 2008 at 10:58 pm

    about the day at the scout camp
    the day was so wonderful
    I was so impressed with the site
    and the the knowledge of the leader of the day
    the chapel which we found in the bush was the most best moment of the whole day
    this day was a special day for me in my life and to find this chapel in such a nature place put my life in order
    Oh the food at lunch time yummy
    the singing was so much enjoyed
    If I could sing in tune I would have done my best
    but alas I had to just listen
    please keep this tight knit club at its best
    It does help people like me
    Elaine

  2.   Ianon 21 Dec 2008 at 8:00 am

    How little we know of each other. All responses appreciated.

  3.   Angelaon 29 Jun 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I enjoyed the day but being a new member was unaware we were to bring our own lunch & beverages will know next time

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