Agoonoree 2019

For Agoonoree 2019 we were welcomed to Solent Centre, near Southampton.

After arrival Saturday afternoon camp was set up and the Scouts took part in karaoke whilst the volunteers attended the welcome meeting. Saturday night saw us hold a traditional campfire with songs and live music.

On Sunday morning we had the first of our inspections and flag break. Each of the trophies were displayed and new Scouts and volunteers presented with their scarves. We had numerous activities to try, including rock climbing, low ropes, backwoods cooking and archery. Sunday evening we had a pointless games compendium, culminating in soaking the Patrol Leaders.

Monday saw the sun shine bright and after inspection and flag break we travelled to Southsea. After a morning playing on the pier we had a picnic in the park before a swim in the local pool. Monday evening was movie night before an early night.

Tuesday was art day with masterpieces created from clay, paint, and felt amongst others. In the evening we were visited by many famous art collectors who were keen to spend their ‘Agoos’ to secure the best pieces, against a back drop of poetry recital, rap and improvisation.

Wednesday was another sunny day with rafting, tomahawk throwing and rocket building. After lunch we held a hotly contested baseball competition with sea shanties around the camp fire in the evening.

Thursday was skills day where we learnt all manner of skills, followed by a water slide in the afternoon and a night hike in the evening.

After inspection and flag break we boarded the coaches on Friday for our final day on camp. In the morning we visited Fort Nelson, followed by shopping in Fareham and a final visit to the swimming pool. In the evening we had our tradition end of camp meal, award presentation and disco.

On Saturday we said some fond farewells as the site was dismantled for another year and the coaches departed for home.