This weekend we all had a great time at this year’s EJAM District Camp, especially with the weather!! Our volunteers certainly did!
EJAM is Eastleigh District Scouts Camp which is held every few years, with a different theme. This year, the theme was ‘Animals’, and each group was given a genre to dress up and decorate their site for the opening ceremony. Our group was given the genre of ‘South American animals’, so in the traditional 13th style we went the full nine yards! We decorated the mess tent with inflatable animals and cacti as well as our site with a banner, flags, and balloons. We were definitely the best-dressed site on camp.
Once the everyone had arrived and we set up camp by putting up our tents and finished up with games and hot drinks before bed.
On Saturday morning, the sun was shining and the kids were excited about the activities, the Beavers soon arrived us. We then joined the opening ceremony of EJAM with hundreds of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, and leaders, and headed towards the main area after breakfast. The opening ceremony was great, and it was lovely to see so many Scouts from across Eastleigh. We were then allowed free roam of the activities on offer this included, archery, climbing, inflatables, backwoods cooking and so much more!! After the first session of activities, we ate hot dogs for lunch before resuming the many activities on offer. As well as this we had fun hitting two pinatas and eating the sweets from inside them! For dinner we had chili and rice as well as nachos, fitting into our theme before being invited to the district campfire for an evening of entertainment before bed.
In the morning we resumed activities including new ones exclusive to the Sunday session including a giant inflatable dartboard. Followed by a packed lunch with the district on the main field and then the closing ceremony of EJAM where all the leaders dressed in ponchos, sombreros, flags and brought our inflatables. Overall it was an amazing experience and we are looking forward to the next one in 2020!