Day 8 at the 19th Bolton Centenary Camp

Wow! Day eight already? We’ve all become so immersed in camp life that we’ve lost all track of time. Today was another action-packed, innuendo-filled, scorching day of activities. 

First of all, after a hearty breakfast Kangaroos’ hopes of Nightingale cup glory were shattered by another zero in their night marks, courtesy of Peewits Patrol (again). Then, while the survivors went to fetch their hammocks from the woods, the rest of us collected some massive wood and built a trio of trebuchets, accompanied by a fine selection of Take That songs chosen by Molly Marshall. 

   

After lunch we were slightly shaken with the announcement of a surprise swimming tournament. The Chapman Shield was fought for in Lake Young, and included all the usual races as well as a team raft event and a patrol ‘mounting the log’ competition. 

  
  
Campfire followed, and as per normal went by in a flurry of aggressive banter, Smurf jibes (aggressive banter) and many people having water dumped on their heads during the traditional patrol sketches. 

  
As ever, the table tennis continues, with Rohit the Destroyer battering James Stevens…and then beating him at table tennis. The bears still elude us, but Dan and Sam will have to come out of their cabins sooner or later.

Kangaroos

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    • Jayne Hill on August 2, 2015 at 8:38 am

    What a busy day! Great blog, sounds like you are having lots of fun and some fantastic experiences. Can’t wait to read about day 9! Still raining in Bolton…love to all, The Hills x

    • Michaela F on August 2, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Another full on day with great pics showing us what a great time you’re all having! Keep applying that sun cream ……you won’t need it back home, it’s either rain, torrential rain, cloudy or brief glimpse of sun!!!!
    Glad to see girls getting stuck in and giving the boys a run for their money.
    Lots of love m xx

    • The Schofield's on August 2, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Love the tebuchet’s I bet you had a fantastic time building those. Love the Schofield’s

    • Victoria Yates on August 2, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Glad you survived the survival night Tom! . All our love. xxxx

    • Andy Johnson on August 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the daily updates, we look forward to reading them every night, sounds like you are all having a great time. Love from The Johnson’s

    • James' - Scott Bowden's friend on August 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Scott
    Awesome! Looks like you are having a great time, can’t wait to hear all about it, see you next week. James 🙂

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