Apr 13 2018

Dyb Dyb Dyb! Scouts gather at Loch Ness.

Woodland Trust’s Urquhart Bay Wood played a leading role in a large Scout Camp drawing in children form across the Inverness, Nairn and Strathspey areas.

It is the second year we have helped with activities for the camp on the edge of Drumnadrochit, just a short walk from our wood.

Around 80 Beavers (6 to 8 year olds who come for the day and don’t camp) attended the Saturday, where Woodland Trust helped to host them with activities themed around the Gruffalo. On the Sunday, cubs (8 to 10 year olds) and older Scouts used the woodland to learn more about their environment and to carry out some activities to take them through to Loch Ness where they took to canoes and went monster hunting. Through the activities, ‘leave no trace’ and the importance of this SSSI and SAC woodland was very much part of the message while enjoying Urquhart Bay wood and the nearby woodland through the weekend.

Fiona MacDonald, the leader of the Beavers programme said: ‘It was fantastic to work collaboratively with Juliet (Who works on engagement opportunties for the Trust). Juliet was excellent with the children and was very creative with her ideas and working with our theme. I hope to be able to work with the Woodland Trust in the future.’

Juliet is the one with the green hair in the photograph. Thats what happens if you tussle with the Gruffalo’s poisonous wart!

Isn’t it great our woods can offer such brilliant experiences to so many children?!

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