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89th Reading Scout's Eryri Adventure

Two scouts from 89th Reading have shared with us their experiences from a recent troop camp to Cornel Scout Centre in North Wales.

"I had so much fun when I went to Cornell in Eryri with 89th Reading Scouts. There were loads of activities to do including hiking up a mountain, bouldering, rock climbing and even abseiling! Even in the afternoon there was stuff to do such as a Taskmaster game where we had to complete funny and bizarre challenges to win the game. Also cooking a delicious stew for dinner which everyone loved after a long day of hiking.

Some of my favourite bits were completing the hike as I felt a sense of accomplishment when we got back – it was a long hike to the top and back. I absolutely loved abseiling as it was such an amazing experience going down the rock face, also the view at the top of the mountain was stunning as you could see for miles around. In addition, the breakfast in the morning was great with the leaders cooking it!

For me, the trip was an amazing opportunity to see amazing sights, have breathtaking experiences and overall to have lots of fun. I definitely would want to go again! So thank you to all the leaders who helped out and made it an unforgettable weekend."

  • Henry Westlake, Scout - 89th Reading


"I joined 89th Reading Scouts in February this year and was invited to join a planned trip to the Cornel Scout Centre in Snowdonia. I didn't know anyone going, but a weekend away was too good to pass up. The trip kicked off at 5pm on Friday 26th April and after a 5 hr journey in the scout minibus we arrived in the mountainous Snowdonia. Despite the gloomy wet weather back home we had the most amazing blue skies. Saturday started early with a kit check and a well planned walk up one of the peaks, Moel Siabod, in three groups. The views were stunning and the chat was pretty good too. After a full day of walking we finished with a delicious meal and some campfire songs.

Sunday was equally as impressive. Three of our leaders are trained climbers and with their help we scaled a rocky crag and practised some bouldering. Although I have a fear of heights I pushed through and overcame my fears. I felt really proud of myself. After lunch we headed home and after what seemed like a quick journey we arrived back at the scout hut in Emmer Green. My advice to anyone considering joining Scouts or trip into the unknown, say yes, you never know what you might experience."

  • Ben Lawrence, Scout - 89th Reading

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