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Scouts: Rain Can't Stop Our Adventure

posted 3 Aug 2011, 12:38 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 14:59 ]
Ragwort Collecting at YairThe woods surrounding Yair offer the best location we know for building bivouacs and on Thursday morning, Scouts set off into the forest to build their shelter for the night. Bivouacs or Bivvis are rudimentary shelters, usually made from wood and natural materials. As the morning went on the rain descended and even with the thick tree canopy we were getting soaked.

At lunchtime the heavens opened and it was clear that a night in a bivvy in the woods would not be a pleasant one so we headed back to camp.

Not wanting to waste the day, we used the afternoon wisely and Scouts and leaders cleared ragwort from the field. The landowner Mr Thyne's only fee for us camping on our land is that we remove the weed which is poisonous to horses.