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Saturday – farewells

31st July 2010 by Buff

Following our final big boy breakfast which now also included hash browns, we began the process of site clearance – our flags came down, the bunting was put away, the pioneering sleeping platform was disassembled and rooms were cleaned. We … Continue reading

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Friday – Oxford, ariel bombardment and a Trevethin Hoover!

31st July 2010 by Buff

What a great day! The Fun and Monk busses were loaded and we sprinted for the open road as Oxford and a “shopping trip” was calling. Maps were dished out and Explorers were seen counting their money and disappearing into … Continue reading

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Wednesday evening – Wood Badge and recruits

28th July 2010 by Buff

The Unit managed to secure the private function wing of the nearby Beefeater restaurant and come 6pm we were all safely ensconced in our seats eating a good selection of good British grub. The staff had hung balloons over Eloise’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning – Snipers and Arrows

28th July 2010 by Buff

Wednesday started, as usual, with a FreeSpirit healthy, low calorie breakfast (3 sausage, 3 bacon, double egg, baked beans, black pudding, mushrooms, toast) and then moved swiftly into “death by pellet or arrow”. The Unit was split into two groups … Continue reading

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Tuesday Evening – Burgers, scarey aliens and an old git!

28th July 2010 by Buff

Our tired and yet still intrepid Explorers arrived home from Chessington a little later than planned and immediately started to prepare a teenagers favourite dinner – burgers and chips (with some rather healthy looking salad stuff on the side!). Three … Continue reading

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Monday – Stilts, juggling balls and a Won Ton Ton

26th July 2010 by Buff

The weather remained kind to us as we moved into a more relaxed day following the high octane activities yesterday. The day started with the girls plus Dave, Frodo and Steve cooking us a standard FreeSpirit big boy full lard … Continue reading

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High Ropes…and a catapult to the moon!

25th July 2010 by Buff

Sunday came around a little too quickly! Ellie, our youngest explorer (age 2…Cery’s daughter), decided to get us all up around 5.30. Given that Jenny didn’t allow us to go to sleep until around 2.30am…meant that motivating our breakfast cook … Continue reading

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Saturday – We’re Here!

24th July 2010 by Buff

Yo everyone…the intrepid FreeSpirit Explorers crossed the bridge and ventured into “that English place”. We roared down the M4 at a blistering 60mph, dodged the speed cameras on the A420 between Swindon and Oxford and arrived at Youlbury National Scout … Continue reading

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Summer is here…almost!

19th July 2010 by Buff

Our annual summer camp is almost upon us. The intrepid Explorer Scouts and leaders will be loading up the mini-buses this coming saturday before heading off to Youlbury. Follow our daily exploits, laugh at the mad photos and add your … Continue reading

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