Scout Camp 2019
Scout Camp 2019 -2020
On Friday 20th September 2019, we the boys of Std.10 went for a Scout camp to Khopoli. We assembled in school at 6.45 a.m. Despite being a rainy day we were all in high spirits. Our bus left school at 7.15a.m. for Khopoli – ‘Nature Hunt Campsite’.
We reached the campsite at 9.30 a.m. First we were given our places in the dormitory (patrol-wise) and then we went for breakfast. We sang a few Scout songs, enjoyed many adventure activities life rope-climbing, climbing a wall of tires, balancing an obstacle rope course etc. After a hearty lunch, we had time for recreation which we spent fruitfully. We prepared and practised our skits which we had to perform for the campfire at night. Then we revised our knowledge of ‘knots’ with the help of our Scout Commissioner ‘Sir Elias’. We also learnt 2 new knots namely draw-hitch and man-harness. We learnt lashings like square lashing, diagonal lashing and figure of eight lashings. We next learnt about the 16 different directions and how to find them out with only 1. In the evening we went on a nature trail and also saw a dam. We enjoyed the rain-dance at the campsite which was the highlight of the evening. At night we had a campfire and all the patrols performed their skits on one of the Scout laws around the camp fire which was quite entertaining. After a funfilled day we went to sleep at 12.15 a.m.
The next day we were woken up at 6.00 a.m. We quickly got dressed in our Scout uniform and got ready for the ‘All Faiths Prayer’ a common ritual of the Scouts and Guides programme after which we had the inspection of our patrols, followed by the flag hoisting ceremony. After breakfast we went for a trek, to a nearby village named Kundichivadi. This hamlet of 12 houses got its name from the river Amba on whose bank it lies. After we returned from our village trek we had a session on ‘Estimation’ and ‘Compass reading’. We also practised estimation after which we enjoyed another 20 minutes of the rain dance. After a sumptuous lunch we packed our bags, wore our scout uniform, had the Prize Distribution ceremony followed by the lowering of the flag. We started our return journey to Mumbai tired but with happy memories.
I would like to thank the Scout masters of our school, the External Scout Masters and all those involved in organising the Scouts Camp and specially for giving us a wonderful time which we will never forget.
Scouts Camp 2019 -20 (Stds. 9 & 10) – 20/9/2019
Our school scouts camp for Stds.9 & 10 was organised to Khopoli this year at ‘Nature Hunt Campsite’ wherein we scouts found a better way to connect with mother nature and learnt the importance of being a ‘Scout’.
This overnight Scout camp was organised on 20th September 2019 for 2 days and 1 night and approximately 150 students attended the same. We reached the campsite at 10.00 a.m. and after breakfast was served we had a session with the Scout master – Mr.Elias Correia who enlightened us on the history and the importance of scouting. We were then taken to our respective dormitories. At 1.00 p.m. we were served a nutritious lunch which was followed by some adventure activities and involved skills like balance and strength. We were given leisure time in the afternoon and we utilized it to plan our skits. In the evening we were taken for a hike to the nearby places. The scenic beauty of nature hypnotised us. At night it was time for a campfire and each of the patrols performed their skits before we came to the close of this day.
The next day we woke up at 6.00 a.m. and after breakfast many activities like trekking, field visit, rifle shooting, archery etc were conducted. We were given a short session on knotting and information about the scout uniform by Mr.Brian and Mr.Sharma. The last activity for the day was lowering of the Scout Flag followed by singing of the national anthem. We left the campsite at 4.00 p.m. and reached school safely at 6.30 p.m.
Overall it was fun as well as a great learning experience. All then students enjoyed this camp thoroughly. We thank all those who made this awesome experience possible for us. Our special gratitude goes to our masters –Mr.Brian Rebello, Mr.Anandprakash Sharma, Mr.Nepolian Almeida and also Mr.Elias Correia and his team.
Vice Captain Std.9