CAMP STORIES

 

CONFESSION

It had poured rain all day so Charlie Cook said to me to put a little Brandy in the boys cocoa at night before they went to bed, and handed me a bottle of brandy from the First Aid Kit.

Now being young and not knowing much about drink and other vices i went over to the Camp fire, looked at the huge dixie of cocoa and thought Charlie must mean the whole bottle so i put the whole bottle in.

Despite the rain it was the best nights sleep the boys ever had!!!

I wont tell you what Charlie said to me in the morning, but he did see the funny side and forgave me

Jim Kemp.

I REMEMBER

The we went to the annual camp on the Duke of Argyle's estate at Inveraray, 1951 i think, and it poured and poured, even on the last day when we were breaking camp the heavens seemed to open up even more. I got a pain in my side and it got so bad Billy Botterill had to send for a doctor, who diagnosed "Appendicitis", and i was whipped off to the Western Infirmary in Glasgow to have the offending bit removed.

Ian Brown

This camp was the camp from hell, out of the fourteen days i think we had two days when it did not rain. We had to dig a deep trench around all the tents to keep the rain out. The weather was so bad that we were fed-up waiting for a dry day that we had a swimming parade in the rain

Duncan Slater