It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the hard decision to postpone our camp at Moulsford in 2020. We know this will disappoint many people but the safety of our Scouts and volunteers is our priority. We will spend the next few weeks investigating the viability of conducting some online activities during the week we would have been at Moulsford. We hope you can join us for any activities we’re able to schedule and look forward to seeing you at camp 2021.
High quality and nutritious food is key to everyone getting the most from camp and we are pleased that we have now raised enough money to purchase two new ovens for camp 2020. All our food is freshly cooked by our team of kitchen volunteers and having the right equipment is imperative for creating three meals a day for over 100 people. Whilst this fundraising is complete we are still looking for additional support to fund our 2020 camp and welcome any donations through our fundraising page or by cheques made payable to ‘Agoonoree Scout Camp’ and sent to 90 New River Crescent, Palmers Green, North London, N13 5RJ.
N S Shipping Ltd kindly sponsored the transportation of our container in 2019 and we’re thankful for that continued support for our 2020 camp. It is only through the support from companies such as N S Shipping Ltd that we keep our camp fees affordable for our Scouts and volunteers.
The Agoonoree (Greater London) Trust Fund has been supporting us since its inception 50 years ago. Happy birthday to the Trust Fund on its golden anniversary and a huge thank you to Pulses UK and its members who raised over £10 000 in aid of the Trust Fund at their annual dinner last week, as well as directly supporting our camp through the purchase of Christmas cards, donations and sponsorship.
The Great British Bake Off has left bread week and biscuits behind but our kitchen team won’t have a scone between them. Unfortunately two of our hard working ovens haven’t made it past our 2019 afternoon tea and need replacing for our 2020 camp. We need to raise £2400 to purchase two new catering style gas powered ovens. Support our campaign here.
A huge thank you to John Paddington who first volunteered with us in 1973. John is swimming 6.5K round Brownsea Island in Pool Harbour – the birthplace of the Scout movement, and two weeks later swimming 10K up the river in Barmouth, North Wales – all in aid of our 2020 camp. If you would like to sponsor John you can do so here.
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.