New for 2019 we are producing our very own Christmas cards. Look out for more information at the end of September about supporting us through the purchase of cards designed by our very own Scouts and volunteers.
After a year of planning, a week of camping and a day of packing, Agoonoree 2019 has come to an end. We leave behind a few marks on the grass and take with us numerous happy memories. Thank you to our volunteers for giving up their time, our Scouts for their enthusiasm and our supporters for enabling camp to happen.
If you would like to help make Agoonoree 2020 as memorable we would love to receive your donations at www.gofundme.com/agoonoree
As the sun sets on our final evening of Agoonoree 2019 two of our hardest cycling Scouts took us across the finish line at John O’Groats, as our furthest cycling volunteers counted down.
Over seven days numerous Scouts and volunteers have come together to cycle 874 miles. Thank you to all our supporters who have encouraged and sponsored us, you have made it worthwhile.
After a visit to Fort Nelson we’ve picnicked and spent a few hours picking up essentials in Fareham. There is just enough time for a cooling swim before our end of camp meal, awards ceremony and disco. Not forgetting the final ride over the finish line! www.gofundme.com/agoonoree
Thanks to the hard pedalling of everyone on site, and all our visitors, we will make it to John O’Groats this evening. We still need your help to meet our fundraising target though. www.gofundme.com/agoonoree
First though, a day of shopping, swimming and exploring a historic fort.
This morning we’ve left Fort William behind as we head for Inverness, only 173 miles to John O’Groats. Whilst we continue to cycle northwards, even at flag break, others are learning new Scouting skills. www.gofundme.com/agoonoree
As the sun sets over camp we sat round the camp fire to dry out from our rafting and sing sea shanties whilst relaxing with a hot chocolate, made even sweeter knowing we have now cycled over the border in to Scotland.
As the dark clouds gathered we passed Carlisle on our way to John O’Groats, only 337 miles to go. We really need your help to get us to our fundraising target www.gofundme.com/agoonoree
We raised the pirate flags before building a raft to reach the treasure. Sea shanties await this afternoon, after the Peter Pan versus pirates baseball challenge.
Today we’ve faced a wet and windy day so spent the time creating art masterpieces. The afternoon brightened when home made scones made an appearance, although debate followed about the cream and jam order. The evening ended with an art exhibition where pieces changed hands for hundreds of Agoons.
After flag break on Sunday we spent a day in the sun taking part in archery, climbing and shooting, amongst other Scouting activities. All that effort meant the roast chicken dinner was demolished in minutes – having being prepared from scratch in a tent.
Monday saw the excellent weather continue as we headed to Southsea for a day by the sea, finished off by home cooked and paper wrapped fish, chips and mushy peas prepared by our fabulous kitchen team.
Every donation made is helping us run camp this year and in the future. www.gofundme.com/agoonoree