Over the weekend of the 15/16th January, Central Notts Scout District were back for their #SleepoverPart2 and this time saw young people from 1st Daybrook and Woodthorpe, 1st Gedling, 5th Carlton, 1st Calverton and 1st Trentside spend the night in front of the tanks!
Departing from Sherbrooke Campsite on Saturday evening at 4pm, our Coaches travelled up to The Deep in Hull, with a brief stop on the way. Upon arrival, we dropped off our bags and were split into 3 groups, and went on our way to have a tour of The Deep's residents, you can see what we got up to in the selection of photographs below.
After concluding the tour of the deep, it was time for some food which was enjoyed by all with the view of the tanks which we would be sleeping in front of later that evening. After 'refuelling', the young people were ready for more fun and activities in the form of Crafts.
However before the crafts started there were a couple of special presentations to make. First Lisa from 1st Trenstide, presented 4 Cub Scouts with their Chief Scout Silver Awards - the highest award a Cub Scout can achieve. Following this District Commissioner Daniel, surprised Jo from 5th Carlton with her Chief Scouts Award for 20 Years Service!
Congratulations to Jo, and the Cubs on their achievements.
After the presentations, it was craft time and all young people were able to make their own badges, and design their own Tote Bag before setting up our beds, and going to sleep for the evening. There were lots of fantastic designs for the badges and tote bags, which you can see below.
6:15am on Sunday morning was soon upon us and it was time to pack our sleeping bags and roll mats away, to head up to the café for some breakfast before some early morning shopping in the Gift Shop, and visit the Penguins who were already in bed before we arrived on the Saturday evening.
After a final check, and with the coaches ready for our departure, it was time to bid farewell to the Deep and begin our journey back to Sherbrooke. As the coaches pulled into Sherbrooke it was great to see the tired smiles on the faces of the Beavers, as they saw their mums and dads waiting to pick them up, and take them home for what we are sure would be a good sleep.
A big thank you to The Deep for their fantastic hospitality on both sleepovers, to the young people for making the weekend thoroughly enjoyable for everyone, and finally to our Adult volunteers for organising and supporting this event.
We don't know about you, but we can't wait for the next one!