It was the day after Catrina’s wedding – Congratulations Catrina! – and to allow the adults to relax after the celebrations a bushcraft/survival event was organised. 

After a blindfold team game and guessing the weight of an Atlantic Oak tree, we set off to explore the natural world. First was and Alice in Wonderland examination of mole burrows underneath the grass. Then we were off along the coast of Loch Lomond in search of ‘alien’ species.

For their own protection the group realised a shelter should be built and everyone work hard as a team to ensure a superior quality shelter was made.

Members of the group foraging.

Members of the group foraging.

Showing off the Shelter

Showing off the Shelter

Once the shelter was build they set off in search of wild foods, but found it more fun to play Mountain Soft Rush darts instead! On the way back to the Hostel everyone stopped to find out more about fire-lighting and great effort was made in using strikers – more fireworks than flame – but the techniques were definitely developing.

A great time was had by all and I must say, that from a leader’s point of view, I have seldom worked with a more attentive and hard working group.

Well done teammates!