163 Gorgie Scouts – Lochgoilhead 1974

Summer camp 1974 was at Lochgoilhead where the weather was mixed that year.  We shared the centre with other groups, and made great friends from Barrhead.

Lochgoilhead was a slight departure from usual summer camps, where we organised everything for ourselves.  Instead we visited the Lochgoilhead Outdoor Activity Centre, where they organised and supervised activities, although we could include our own ideas too.

The weather that year wasn’t the best, being quite wet, so being in wooden huts was preferable to tents. We enjoyed lots of activities on the loch, which are probably more strictly supervised these days.  In these early times, groups had more freedom when using the equipment.  They even had a small swimming pool on site.  Usual camp rituals could not be followed, and although we enjoyed this new experience we returned to a more traditional camp in 1975.  Mr Young is still Group Scout Leader, but Eric Carbarns has now left to go to university.

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