Summer Camp 2013

Report by CSL Anita Muscat
August 2013

The Victoria Scout Group held its summer camp between the end of July and the beginning of August 2013. Around 100 members from the three sections within the group together with the leaders attended camp.

The programme for the Cub Packs revolved around a pirate theme while that of the Scout Troop was Greek mythology. Activities included treasure hunts, swimming, water (and mud) games, crafts, pennant making, camp gadgets, camp ovens, baking bread, cookouts, out of camp survival experiences, a parabolic hyperboloid (PH) structure, a tower, do-it-yourself hammocks and others. The newly elected Chief Scout Dr Arthur Azzopardi and other officials of the Scout Association of Malta visited camp. Toward the end of camp, a group of Italian Scouts joined the campers at Dwejra. Other Scouts from overseas – Spain, Austria, Italy and the United Kingdom also paid a visit to the campsite.

The group's barbeque and campfire registered a record attendance. Around 500 guests and 100 campers were present. This year's opening and closing BBQ ceremonies were rather special since this year coincides with the 50th anniversary of the group. On Thursday, the group hosted a group of persons with special needs and residents of the ARKA Respite Centre to a barbeque and campfire.

At the end of the group's camp, a weekend camp for held for ex-Scouts. This was another activity held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the group.

More photos to follow soon.