Benji Bear’s Adventures with the Scouts in Austria – July 2013

I was invited by the 21st Craigalmond, (South Queensferry) Scouts along with some Scouts from 1st Craigalmond (Kirkliston) Scout Troop to go to Scout Camp Austria, Sankt Georgen near to Salzburg.

I jumped at the chance, but I had to get a scout jumper and a kilt to look the part. I decided to go the whole ‘hog’ and get a set of bagpipes, but hoped no one would ask me to play, as I don’t know how!

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I had a last look at the bridge before we leave – oops, my sporran has slipped!

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A Young Leader is fixing my uniform, I am a bit untidy.

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When they said Euro Tunnel I thought we were going by train, not walking!

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Well we have arrived in Austria, now to go to the campsite! It all looks nice, but I wonder where I am sleeping, I hope it is in the building!

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 I thought this was the food prep Table….what are you doing to me?Image

Oh, it’s a climbing harness and my own climbing rope, now I can practise absailing!

Well it is an adventure camp so I have to be adventurous!

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………. I am exhausted already and it is only the first day!!

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I wonder what my next adventure will be?

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Oh, oh, what does this mean, you do know wet teddy bears smell TERRIBLE?

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Whew, saved. Thank you! I didn’t want to go on the River Salzach.

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I’m glad they left me behind for this, I’m not as adventurous as I thought I was.

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This is how I prefer to view the water!

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With all my new friends outside Salzburg Cathedral, can you spot me in the middle?

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At least we are going home on the train, and not walking!

I am totally exhausted but I had a great time, can I come with you all again please, maybe?

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