The bell has rung and camp is open. Today is puzzle day with a photo quiz, word search and other puzzles. Everyone also has a banner to make to show on screen later. It was great to have so many people join us, see so many people in our special camp-at-home t-shirts and we look forward to meeting again and getting the answers to the puzzles.
Our volunteers have had their last planning meeting, our Scouts have received their activity boxes and the rain has descended. Camp is here and we are ready to hold our first ever Agoonoree Zoom meeting, history in the making. Only 60 minutes to go until we ring the virtual bell and camp is officially opened.
Agoonoree is finally here. Normally Sunday consists of flag break and Scouts own, this year each Scout has spent Sunday receiving a hand delivered box of activities to enable everyone to take part in camp. Well done to our volunteers for their determination in putting a camp on this year, and imagination in creating a varied and inclusive programme.
With only three days to go until the first Zoom call of our Agoonoree at home 2020 camp the activity boxes are ready and will be distributed by our volunteers. We may not be meeting in person but we still have a fun week lined up with the usual camp fire, disco and wake-up-shake-up, commemorated with a special one off t-shirt. Agoonoree traditions but in a virtual way.
Although we unfortunately can’t meet in person this year, we are able to hold a virtual camp from 27 to 31 July 2020. Each Scout participating will receive an activity box in the post and we will hold two Zoom meetings a day to share the days plan and then to catch up on what we have all been up to. We’ve also set up a dedicated webpage for our Scouts and volunteers (everyone will be contacted with details) and our supporters will be able to follow what we’ve been up to on this news page. Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to sharing our updates with you.
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.