Day 14 at the 19th Bolton Centenary Camp

Day 14 was a glorious day for all! The whole gang went in pursuit of whales (and I don’t mean watching the people in the Sooke McDonalds). The troop were split into smaller sections to fit on each boat. As a Swift, I can only comment on our journey in the boat. Unfortunately, the trip resembled that of the Titanic. However, aided by the fairly hilarious Paul Greenhalgh, the trip wasn’t too bad. 

After a fairly moist journey, the whole troop saw some Orcas; ’twas grand! 


We stopped off afterwards on Sidney Spit for a last bit of swimming in the sea. To help the ferry man with numbers we departed on an early ferry back to Sidney. Greeted by the rather smug James Preston and dedicated camp-vest-top-wearer, James Stevens.

After trawling the seven seas, the ex-PL’s decided who should carry on the devine right of PLship. 

It is with tremendous gratitude, that I thank everybody for all their efforts on camp. I don’t really have anything more to say other than the McDonalds that Preston and I ate whilst others fought for their lives on the beaches was rather excellent.

With Love, Peace and Clarity

Lord Swayzeman Stevens, ex communist dictator of Swifts xx


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    • Sue & Ed Warburton on August 8, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Whales ! You saw whales – wait there, we’re coming over ! Seriously, that photo made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. How truly wonderful. And now we’re looking forward to seeing you home. Talk about save the best til last xxx

    • Josh on August 8, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I’m in China so I’ve only just managed to look at the blog but it’s looks amazing. I’m a bit jealous that I’m missing out, particularly with the whale watching – it must have been incredible to see killer whales at such a close distance

    • Michaela F on August 8, 2015 at 6:59 am

    What a finale? Holiday of a lifetime?! Thanks to all who organised the trip and to all those who have given up their time to keep our mini adventurers safe and well! Looking forward to seeing your suntanned faces. Love mum xx

    • Alison bowden on August 8, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Thank you so much to the organisers of this trip. Scott hopefully you have taken lots of pictures!
    We are all looking forward to you coming home but I am going to miss waking up in the morning and reading the blog.
    Have a safe journey home.

    • Jamesy's Big Sis on August 8, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Looks like you’ve had a really amazing time James! Looking forward to seeing some more photos from you hopefully! I’m all packed up now and ready to go home – remember Gran’s bet about you bringing all your things back!! There’s some Lego in there somewhere I’m sure! Looking forward to a big cuddle when you get home!! Love you lots and lots and see you soon!!!xxx

    • Susan Stevens on August 8, 2015 at 7:25 am

    What amazing experiences our children have been able to enjoy on 19th Bolton, Bolton School Scouts Centenary Camp in Canada. Thank you so much to all the Leaders and Parent Helpers who have worked so hard to make this possible , for all the precise planning, preparation and organisation to make this camp so successful and memorable for the Cubs , Scouts and Explorers. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart for giving James this opportunity and for giving him so much enjoyment every week at Scouts . I hope he is like me with my GirlGuiding and carries on with Scouting for the rest of his life.
    Susan Stevens

    • The Hoppys on August 8, 2015 at 7:59 am

    What an amazing end to a fantastic trip. I can’t believe you have actually seen whales. Thank you so much to everyone who has been involved in organising such an amazing trip, but especially to the Greenhalgh family who gave me the confidence to let my little boy go so far away without us for such a long time! Thank you Janet for looking after our year six boys too. Looking forward to seeing you all at the airport tomorrow. Have a safe trip. Amanda

    • Gill Paterson on August 8, 2015 at 8:21 am

    What a great shot and what another great experience. Our thanks to all the Leaders and Parent Helpers who have given our children memories that will last a lifetime. See you all tomorrow morning. Gill and Alec

    • The Brennand's on August 8, 2015 at 8:29 am

    WOW! What an amazing end to a fantastic trip. We have loved the daily updates on the blog with details of your adventures, a trip of a lifetime. Thank you to all for organising a truly fantastic camp that has been packed full of amazing experiences that I am sure they will all have happy memories for a long time. Most of all thank you for looking after our precious kids and we can’t wait to see you all at the airport. Looking forward to seeing izzys big smile and giving her a big squeeze.
    Good luck with the packing, love to all The B’s xoxo

    • Bagewadi's on August 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Looks like you all have had fabulous time. Eagerly waiting for your arrival.

    • Victoria Yates on August 8, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Wow – what a perfect end to such an amazing trip! Thank you to everyone who has put so much time into planning this trip; working so hard to make this such a memorable experience for our children; working hard at camp to entertain and look after our most precious children; and for the daily updates from you all to let us know that our children are safe and happy! Thank you. Looking forward to you coming home and hopefully getting a big hug from Tom! Xxxxx

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