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Badaguish

 

Friday 18th May 2012

 

Depart from Medowmill

 

16 Youth Club members, 9 volunteers, 5 youth workers and Eddie our Bus driver all

said goodbye to our parents and set off on our 3 hour journey to Badaguish. After

a quick stop at Bankfoot services, we arrived in good time to explore our three log

cabins at Badaguish before heading over to Sandy’s Bothy for our dinner. With 10

people in each cabin there was a rush to get the best beds!

 

Dinner at Sandy’s Bothy, Badaguish

 

After a short walk over from our cabin’s we sat down at our massive table and tucked into a tasty dinner of vegetable soup, fish

and chips, lasagne or chicken korma. The travelling must have been hard going as almost all the plates were empty before too

long!

 

                                                 Exploring Badaguish

 

 

After our big dinner we threw on our waterproofs and set off to explore the woodlands

around our cabins. Thankfully the rain stopped long enough for us to get some fresh air,

and stretch out legs after a long day’s travelling.

                                                 

16 very tired youth club members then headed off to bed, to catch some sleep before

tomorrow’s outdoor activities.

 

Saturday 19th May 2012

 

After a good night sleep and full cooked breakfast everyone was ready and raring to go at 10.30am for our day of outdoor

activities. We split into two groups to meet Ian and Tracey from Active Spirit, who were leading the day’s activities.

 

Team Games at the Hayfield

 

Ian met us at the hayfield and led us through some fun team games.

 

We learned to work as a team to build a bridge to cross a river, saved a

nuclear battery from falling in the water and built a colourful robot!

 

 

The volunteers showed their competitive side during a game

of tug of war but the girl’s team soon put them to shame!

 

Lunchtime

 

 

Both teams met back at the lodges to make and enjoy a

warm lunch of soup and sandwiches.

 

Filled up and dried off we were ready for the afternoon’s activities.

 

 

Canoeing at Loch Morlich

 

 

With some snow on the hills we pulled on our life jackets and braved the cold waters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin and Tony led us around the lake, with all                

6 canoeing managing to stay upright!

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to all our rowers!

 

 

 

BBQ & Saturday night Disco

 

After a fun filled day we were all hungry and ready for our BBQ dinner. Eddie cooked our meal

as we played some games and music beside our cabins.

 

 

 

The sun came out and warmed us up, as we dined al freshco in the Aviemore air.

 

The scooters came in handy for getting to and from the three cabins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th May 2012

 

After packing our bags and cleaning the log cabins we boarded the buses and headed to the Fun House in Colyumbridge.

 

 

We enjoyed playing on the arcades.

 

Playing Crazy Golf

 

 

Bowling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fun house gave us a buffet lunch of pizza and pasta

before we headed back home to East Lothian.

 

 

Thank you to;

 

East Lothian Council, CLD Department

 

Llyods TSB Foundation

 

Alan Slight

 

Anne Chainey

 

The Act Foundation

 

&

 

John Watson’s Trust

 

 

For providing funds to allow this weekend to take place.

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We sailed back into the bay and

back on to Eddie’s warm bus

to heat up and dry off.

Kyle and Daniel led the Disco dancing, putting the volunteers to shame! Some members opted for the quieter choice playing board games, and football outside.

 

After a busy day and a supper snack, everyone headed to bed for a good night’s sleep.

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