Monthly Archives: August 2008

Further kidnappings – The Monkey Liberation Front (MLF)!

27th August 2008 by buff

Following FreeSpirit’s triumphant return from their epic adventures in Scotland, it has transpired that there was in fact two kidnappings of FreeSpirit members whilst on camp! Barbie you all know about (she was returned safely), however Monkey (the lifelong companion … Continue reading

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Rain, driving and yet more rain!

9th August 2008 by buff

The alarms went off at 6.30, showers were completed by 7am and then the process of cleaning our bunkhouse began. Floors were swept then mopped, loos were cleaned and our day sacks were thrown unto the bus. Breakfast was a … Continue reading

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Farewells…

8th August 2008 by buff

Friday evening saw both the explorers and the leaders saying their goodbyes to our new friends. We have made some great new friends in the Glasgow area (Alan and Bryon and their Scouts / Explorers) and have a good base … Continue reading

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Choice-time and speedboats

8th August 2008 by buff

Friday morning was “choice time”. Following a week of programmed activities, the explorers were allowed to choose their last morning activity – Ethan, Jordan and Oli headed off for a hill walk while Becky, Jodie, Eloise, Matt OB, Tobi, Becky … Continue reading

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Pole dancing

8th August 2008 by Osama

It’s not very often that pole dancing is an organised activity on a Scout Camp (unless it’s the Sun Run). Today saw a first for one of the more sensible leaders (Michelle). Having scaled the lager pole, she found Osama … Continue reading

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Investitures, Hospital, whiskey and waterslides!

7th August 2008 by buff

What a great day…sadly, almost our last! The day started very well…the morning flagbreak saw Oli invested in front of the entire camp followed by morning activities – sailing, powerboating, archery and raftbuilding – and there lies the problem! Becky decided … Continue reading

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Barbie Jailbird!

6th August 2008 by buff

It’s official – in addition to being a kidnap victim, Barbie is also a jail bird. Further information on Barbie’s travels was secretly passed to “Gorgeous Ali” who in turn passed it to us. It appears that the kidnappers have … Continue reading

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Chinese, Norwegians and shopping

6th August 2008 by buff

Today was our “rest day” – our instructors disappeared after breakfast. Many explorers took the opportunity to have a lie in…however, the biggest shopping mall in Glasgow beckoned! By 10am we were underway as the weather finally turned and the … Continue reading

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Our Adventures in Trespass

6th August 2008 by Momma Bear

Becky G and Mamma Bear decided they would buy some bargains in trespass.  2 bags, a fleece and a pair of shoes – total price £38 not too difficult you’d think??  Michelle tried her luck with the YTS boy behind … Continue reading

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Ginger Rules!

5th August 2008 by buff

After a fishing session by Tobi Lerone, Ben ( I’m not afraid of anything) and Ginger Dave a fire was prepared by Michelle to cook the said catch.  Kieran aka Raphael, Tom and Sam sawed a load of wood to keep the … Continue reading

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Sailors Ahoy!

5th August 2008 by Fil

We started the new activities timetable today and the first activity of the day for my group happened to be sailing. We split into two teams of six and headed down to the jetty where we were then taken to … Continue reading

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Oban, whiskey and haggis

5th August 2008 by buff

Another sunny day saw some of the responsible leaders (Buff, Rosie, Jim and Momma Bear) head over to Oban, by way of some fantastic scenery following a 40 minute detour, courtesy of the sat. nav, a lovely town with one … Continue reading

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Bay watch comes to Lochgoilhead.

5th August 2008 by Osama

Tuesday 1:30pm Following reports that there may be seals in distress out on the loch somewhere a crack team of Explorers jumped into the rescue boat (Will, Rhys, Fil, Tom, Matt) and headed out to search the vast waters. First … Continue reading

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Loch Goil Peanut Factory

5th August 2008 by richard

During their expeditions on the loch, the Explorer’s came across a floating grey box. According to their sailing instructor, this box is a peanut factory. The factory stores peanuts in the water for a month to ensure they are properly … Continue reading

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The saga continues…

5th August 2008 by richard

Barbie is still MIA, and at flag break this morning, the Barbie Snatchers made contact again. The centre manager, Ali, received another ransom note stating the demands. Our crack forensic team is struggling with identifying the source of the ransom … Continue reading

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What a mess…is this your room?

4th August 2008 by buff

Explorers, as I am sure you all know, are teenagers – renowned for being clean, helpful, polite etc. So the responsible adults (Mel and Rosie) were very suprised to see the following female bedroom in our bunkhouse…I wonder who’s it … Continue reading

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Barbie’s Travels

4th August 2008 by buff

The hunt by FreeSpirit members as well as the far more amateur local police, for Barbie, our shortest explorer, has been stepped up – however, even forensic analysis of the first ransom note – has failed to turn up any … Continue reading

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Screaming Races!

4th August 2008 by buff

The sun rose above the mountains making the waters of Loch Goil a deep brilliant blue. Boats were bobbing on the bay – ok, enough of the culture! You’ve gathered that the weather was good. Activities resumed after breakfast – … Continue reading

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Barbie napping!

4th August 2008 by buff

Barbie, one of our FreeSpirit newest recruits, who was reported missing yesterday, was today reported kidnapped! During our morning flagbreak, the centre manager…one gorgeous Ali (according to Momma Bear, aka Sarah)…read out a note which had been pushed under his … Continue reading

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Seals and Starfish

3rd August 2008 by buff

Two of our unit members…who also moonlight as professional fishermen, popped down to the jetty and setup for an evenings serious fishing. Following 2 hours work, “I ain’t afraid of anything” Ben and his hippie friend Mr Tobi Lerone cast their lines, … Continue reading

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