30 Nov 2021

Roscrea Beaver Camp, Srahan April '16


Roscrea Beaver Camp, Srahan April '16

On Friday 29th April, all of the Roscrea Beavers and Durrow beavers went up to Srahan for an overnight camp out.

This was to prepare for our annual camp (Jamoige ) in Limerick in June.

We left Roscrea and got to Srahan by car. We put our bags and sleeping bags into our tents. The girls were all together and I slept beside Lucy and Abi. For dinner we had a BBQ and I ate a burger. After dinner Jungle Dave came and we got to see a snake, tarantula, snapping turtle and the 5th most dangerous scorpion in the world and other friends he brought along.

My sister Alison was scared! We could hold some of them too. I held a python snake, a tarantula and a crocodile but it couldn’t bike me because it had tape around its mouth. We also sang songs and ate sweets around the campfire and after that we went on a night hike.

Eventually we got to bed and we stayed up very late chatting and at midnight we had a secret “Midnight Feast”. I loved that part ! We woke up when it got bright. It was very early and I don’t think the leaders were too happy ! We got changed and had breakfast. We packed up our gear and our day packs for the hike.

All of us went for a hike over the top of “Ard Eireann”. It was very cold on the top but there was a great view as you could see Roscrea, Offaly and Laois. Some beavers went back down and the rest of us did a 10 k hike.

After the hike we had sausages and a drink and changed from wet clothes to dry clothes. We got lifts back to Roscrea.

I was very tired but I had a great camp. Thanks to all the leaders who helped us.

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