Eggspectations were running high on Sunday 29th March as over 300 Beaver and Cub Scouts descended upon Blackhills Campsite for the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Giant Egg & Spoon Obstacle Race.
At 10am, the morning competitors arrived for the eggstravaganza with the Beavers first hunting for eggs hidden in the woods. Meanwhile the Cubs were engaged in their Egg & Spoon obstacle races sited on the Training Ground. Leaders came up with some very creative team names for this including Chocolate Ninjas, Queensbury Scramblers, Only Yoking and the Eggsperts!
Many parents waited for their youngsters in the Eaton Centre ‘Café’ where bacon sandwiches or hot dogs and hot drinks were served. The Scout Shop was also open and the Tuck shop did some roaring trade.
After lunch the second batch of eggstremely eager young people arrived for their activities. The obstacle course, however, could now be assimilated to a mud bath, although this did seem to add to the fun!
Egg & Spoon obstacle Race Results[table “” not found /]
Thanks, as usual, to all those who helped with the organization enabling such a smooth operation.
Special thanks go to the 46th Explorer Scouts who worked diligently all Saturday afternoon preparing the event and assisted with the hunt and obstacle races on the Sunday before tidying everything up afterwards: Joe, Dominic, Amy, Tamara, Ethan, Connor and Paulina.
The new format for the event seemed to meet with approval and we received many compliments on the day which were most welcome and very encouraging (just one complaint – you can never please everyone can you?). With a few tweaks the Easter Egg Hunt will be going ahead next spring. In the meantime watch out for news of a Christmas themed event to be held at Blackhills in December.