Dec 13 2019

Waiora Scout Camp

18. 11/12/2020 Christmas Breakup. All. Waiora Scout Camp. * E. Leaders. Eleanore and Jill D., Noi and Adi. 

Forty two Trampers/hikers set out from the old Whare Flat School along the Tunnel Track and The McRaes Weir Track and back down to the Waiora Scout Camp.  Obviously there was a lot of manual work done by hand  many years ago to help supply water to Dunedin.
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Photo and Caption Gordon – “Some of us are off!”

The walk took approximately 2.5 hours and was 7km in length.

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Photo and Caption Kerry – “Where we walked!”

Terrain was gradual and quite easy! With occasional rope climbing.

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Photo and Caption Helen – “Its good being in one group”

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Photo and Caption Gordon – “Creek crossing”

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Photo and Caption Gordon – “Nearing the first pit stop”

 

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Photo and Caption John – “Morning tea with a view”

 

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Photo and Caption Gordon -“Climbing out of the second crossing with a rope.”

Really enjoyed the cool, sheltered natural bush.   Very calming!

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Photo and Caption Gordon – “Heading back to Christmas Dinner”

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Photo and Caption John – “Waiting for all to arrive before starting”

Arriving back at The Scout Camp where camp mums’ Jill and Adi had kindly set up tables with members’ Christmas food contributions.   Joined by 10 other members, there was a great spread of food.

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Photo and Caption Helen – “A happy gathering”

As well as excellent entertainment which included singing and travel experiences.

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Photo and Caption John – “Practise makes perfect!”

 

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Photo and Caption Helen – “What was my name again!”

I need to take the opportunity  to  say thank you to everybody for making this day successful and memorable.

Merry Xmas  fellow club members

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Regards Kerry Popham

 

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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