Operation Bald Eagle

A warm October weekend  welcomed over 500 Scouts and their Leaders from all corners of Hereford & Worcester and Gloucestershire to Rhydd covert Campsite for our Annual Operation Bald Eagle Scout Camp.

A variety of canvas colours and designs covered every campsite, and as darkness descended on Friday evening, the excited chatter of Scouts filled the air as they set about their Friday Night Challenge.

The chattering continued throughout Saturday daytime with all the teams visiting the all new exciting day base challenges. An early evening meal and as darkness began to fall, Scouts clad in high viz jackets, gathered as they set off on the night time Incident Hike. Here Scouts faced another set of innovative base challenges including the popular wall. The scent of burgers and hot dogs filled the air as Scouts returned from the event and despite the lateness of the hour were still chattering as they tucked into the hot food.

Early Sunday and all were safely back in camp. Some couple of hours later the first silence of the weekend was heard at the site!

Sunday morning after a big clean up, we gathered to say farewell. We began with the Hereford & Worcester County Commissioner, Sid, presenting a Scout from St Michael’s Scout Group with his Chief Scout Award. Finally Sarah appeared with the results of the various Challenges, and the Certificates and Trophies were presented.

Explorer Scouts led a short parting thought and lowered the flag on a very successful weekend.

Our Largest OBE event ever was a success! – Congratulations and thanks must go to the organising team who had worked together for many weeks and spent endless nights dreaming of new challenges. Not for them a Trophy to take home but the satisfaction of having Done Their Best………..  and more.

The planning for OBE 2018  has already begun – Look out for more information on the website.           
Dates: 12th 13th 14th October 2018.  

The 2017 Trophy winners are shown below and the full 2017 results are on the OBE website; link: www.baldeagle.hwscouts.org.uk:

 The OBE Trophy 1st - 1st Colwall (Pardon?)
2nd - 1st Colwall (What?)
3rd - 9th Kidderminster (Wolves)

 Friday Night Challenge

Winners
1st Dursley (The Pink Panthers) 

 Day Base Challenge 1st - Stourport St Michaels (St Michaels A)
2nd - 1st Colwall (What?)
3rd - 1st Colwall (Pardon?)
 Night Base Challenge 1st - 9th Kidderminster (KD9 Wolves)
2nd - 1st Barnt Green (Barnt Green Falcons)
3rd - 1st Colwall (Pardon?)