Our end-of-summer weekend camp at Fordell Firs gained an unexpected programme activity as our 32 Scouts and Explorers were able to go to the circus.
A circus skills training camp had been at Fordell for the week before our camp and we were lucky enough to be able to attend the end of the week show. Jugglers, acrobats, gymnasts and comedy were all part of the Saturday night show.
Our Summer Adventure Activity camp took place at The Lochgoilhead Centre. Owned and operated by Scouts Scotland, this was a camp on "home turf" and the 24 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, along with six adult Leaders, enjoyed an action-packed five days.
For some of the group, there was a chance to meet HRH The Earl of Wessex who was visiting the site as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Our Explorer Scouts took part in a raft building race and challenge against teams representing Girl Guides, Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade, Cadet Force 62 (2nd Glasgow) Squadron Air Training Corps and Dunoon OAG Argyll and Bute Council officially started by HRH The Earl of Wessex. We came third!
2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Cub Scouts (called Wolf Cubs back then) and our lucky 8-10 year-olds have been taking part in a whole range of exciting activities.
One of our Cubs, Owen, designed the District Badge used throughout Dunfermline for the year. Activities have included a huge Grand Howl event at Queen Anne School; a fun day at East End Park football ground and a special showing of Disney's "The Jungle Book" at the Odeon Cinema - and there's more to come!
International expeditions don't need to travel around the globe.
Our 2016 April Expedition saw 24 Scouts, Explorers and Leaders travel to Dublin - in just 50 minutes flying time!
Staying at Larch Hill International Scout & Guide Centre, the group spent the week visiting Dublin and taking part in activities at the camp site.
Throughout 2015 and 2016, we celebrated the Scout Group's 50th Anniversary.
We held our biggest-ever weekend camp and our biggest-ever Party in the Tent; organised days out to Blair Drummond Safari Park, Alton Towers and M&Ds theme parks; wore our special anniversary badge all year AND took part our largest Summer Camp abroad with 57 people in Italy and Germany on an Alpine Adventure (see below)!
What an amazing year - but there's still lots more fun, challenge and adventure still to come!
Our Anniversary Summer Camp was in Italy and Germany! Alpine Adventure included white water rafting, kayaking, high ropes course, climbing, abseiling and gorge walking - all in the shadow of the Alps!
We then headed to Germany for a two-night stay in Bonn and a visit to Phantasialand - one of Germany's top theme parks.