John Vaughan, an officer with 7th Falkirk (St James’ Church), tells me of their first ever Junior Section residential camp.
At Hope Park & Martyrs’ Church, St Andrews, from July 4-6. seven boys and three officers occupied tents within the church hall to get a taste of ‘proper’ BB camping, right down to daily tent inspections!
After arrival, a town and beach walking tour was arranged before bedtime.
Saturday was busy, starting with a visit to the Olympia Pool in Dundee where the flumes were enjoyed, particularly the ‘cannon-ball’ with its steep, rapid, twisting descent, disgorging bodies from a height of two metres into the awaiting pool. Not for the faint hearted and certainly not for John!
Later discussions indicated this just might have been the weekend highlight.
Calming down, lunch was at the splash-park in Montrose before a visit to the local Air Field Museum. The day concluded back at Craigton Park, St Andrews, for a game of rounders and a turn round the adventure park before retiring to an uninterrupted night’s sleep.
Activity resumed on Sunday with a trip to Scotland’s Secret Bunker, Anstruther, where this ‘centre for government’ for cold war emergency, was explored.
On return, John has arranged a Battalion Publicity Day to help recruiting and, even at this late stage, is looking for help this Saturday at The Howgate Shopping Centre from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.. Leaflets detailing all battalion companies will be distributed
With sadness I have to announce the death of Audrey Heriot, former Officer-in-Charge of 1st Polmont Junior Section (Brightons Church) from 1968-87. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this sad time.