The first camp of the Session saw our Company Section Boys and Seniors join those from the 1st Kidderminster Company on the weekend of Friday 15th until Sunday 17th November at Coopers Mill in the Wyre Forest for our annual November Camp.
The events of Camp
Several of Boys and Officers departed late on the Friday afternoon bound for Kidderminster. At Milton Hall we joined those from the 1st Kidderminster Company to head to Coopers Mill on the minibus. When we arrived the Mill Cottage was already warm and there was practically nothing for us to set up thanks to staff who had headed down earlier in the morning.
Friday evening saw the first of many games being played in the valley within which the Mill is situated - these included the classics such as capture-the-flag and tracker as a well as some newer variations such as 'zombies'. Later we had our evening meal after which there were more games (the likes of capture-the-flag can be more challenging in the dark), before Devotions.
On the Saturday morning the Boys of our Company were in their uniforms and boarded the minibus to head to Barnett Hill Garden Centre where they kindly helped with two hours of bag packing for our Company's annual Flag Day (which raises funds for running costs, etc. of the Company). Midday saw burgers and hot-dogs for lunch, whilst the afternoon and evening saw more games being played and some visitors came to see us. Later in the evening we had chicken curry for dinner which was followed, of course, by a few night-time games before Devotions and sleep.
We were packed up and heading for home early Sunday afternoon, having had a good camp. It was great to have all the Company and Senior Boys from our Company attend, and more generally to see some faces from both Companies who we'd not seen in a while. The weather had also been kind - whilst cool as would be expected for November, we didn't get any rain during the day nor was it as cold as our last camp at the Mill back in Easter.
Unfortunately we do not currently have any photos to show from this camp, nor do I believe any were taken. You can however take a look at past November Camps and Easter Camps at the Mill for an idea of what these Camps are like.