Millennium Camp

A unique but highly successful event, held to celebrate the Millennium, was a traditional Scout Camp on one of our favourite local camp sites at Waterside near Coalburn. What made it unique was the make-up of the six patrols. Members from each of the decades from the 1950’s to the present day made up the six patrols who took part.There was intense competition between the various generations of Strathaven scouts to prove who were best at the traditional camp skills of campcraft, cooking, fire-lighting, pioneering and campfire singing and sketches. Each patrol thought it was the best but what the camp showed was that the camping skills of the Troop have been maintained at a consistently high standard over the past half-century- as they were in the first 50 years.

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