We held our first Zealandia sleepover on 8 April. The Zealandia team commented on how good our kids were, and their ability to walk round quietly as night fell meant they were able to see three kiwis in the wild – a real highlight.
In addition, they saw heaps of tuataras, kakariki and many other of the native birds. Sounds like Harry could have done without seeing the wetas in the cave though!
We have another sleepover group heading to Zealandia this Friday night so we look forward to hearing of more adventures.
Our march up to the battle of Hastings became a crawl and we arrived very late on Friday night /Saturday morning after traversing a couple of car accidents. Undeterred the Brooklyn scouts mucked in and made the most of the weekend.
Saturday morning arrived before we knew it and was full of activities around the Hawkes Bay showgrounds. Archery, horizontal bungee, gigantic volleyball to name a few, a mighty effort was given by all, resulting in lots of fun.
The afternoon saw us set off to Weka Point for water activities, where there was a water slide, swimming, flying fox and floating down the river on inner tube truck tyres. A splashing good time was had by all. We arrived back at camp had a quick dinner and prepared for the night’s virtual campfire. This was held on the back of a truck where all the troops did skits.
Sunday was another great day, where the final preparations for battle were done, the battle rules of engagement were provided and they were into it, flour bombs going everywhere. After a number of battles the troops cleaned up the battle field and trudged back to camp. We had lunch, packed up the camp and headed back home to Wellington. We arrived at 8pm exhausted ready to go home for some rest.
Outstanding effort by our youth, who showed resilience and determination, resulting in another great camp.