Well, that's it for this camp.
We were up nice and early for the last day with the bulk of the packing work done before we went up for the final flagbreak and a last rendition of "Round the Old Camp Fire".
Then the last of the packing up before boarding the minibuses for the journey home. Prior to leaving, there was the final award of the camp. The "Wazzock of The Week" award (Wazzock points are awarded for daft behaviour on camp. Not just for getting things wrong, or simple mistakes, but for getting things spectacularly wrong in an amusing way. Examples include, a leader shouting to the Scouts to be more aware of where they are walking then turning and tripping over the guy rope which was directly behind him; and a Scout showing off on the football pitch measuring his length in the grass when he stood on his own shoe lace, mid-dribble. Historically, there's a fairly even split - the award is as likely to go to a leaders as to a Scout and this time it was one of the leaders who collected more than double the points of the runner up.
The Scouts all said their goodbyes, including signing each others camp Neckers, and off we went.
Traffic issues on the M25 saw us arriving a little later then planned but with no real drama.
It's been said to the Scouts and reiterated to the parents on our return yesterday but it's worth saying again. The two troops, 1st Cowbridge and 1st Melbourne have worked together brilliantly throughout the week, both around our campsite and on the activities. Anyone visiting the site would have been hard pressed to notice that we were not one big troop. The patrols have gelled together really well getting the work done when needed and pulling together on the challenges of the hike and other events.
Even though this has been a "fun" camp rather than a "working" one, now all the activities and jobs have been checked off against the badge requirements, there's going to be plenty of sewing happening in the new term.
They had a big "Three Cheers" at flagbreak yesterday but we'd like to take the opportunity to say a great big Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrravo to all the Service Crew at Tolmers campsite for running this fantastic event. We're looking forward to coming back.