Camp 2012

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The year 2012 will be remembered as the year of the Olympics. To mark this occasion, 1st Galashiels Company made sport the theme for our expedition walk. This camp was originally scheduled for June but due to this being the wettest summer ever!!! - we held our expedition on the 28th to 30th September.

 

Setting off from the Church at 6.30pm, we made our way to Sunderland Hall where we set up camp for the 1st night. The next morning was an early rise, the boys got up, cooked their own breakfast, packed up their tents and we walked to the the Forest Pitch, near Selkirk, which was built by Edinburgh-based artist Craig Coulthard as part of artistic celebrations of the 2012 Olympics.

 

"Forest Pitch is an arts and football project which celebrates the Olympic spirit and explores the nature of Scottish identity. It is also one of Scotland's biggest contributions to the Cultural Olympiad which is running in parallel with the Olympic and Paralympic games."

 

Border Telegraph - Aug 2012

 

Built at the cost of 460,000 for 2 games of football, it is to be allowed to return to its natural state - so we thought we would make good use of it this year and play some football before it gets overgrown!!!

 

We then set off again and walked to "The Rig", which is the oldest horse racing track on the outskirts of Selkirk. Then circled round Selkirk via The Haining, Bannerfield and Linglie before heading towards Yair Bridge where the boys set up camp again.

 

It was another early morning on Sunday, as the boys got up at the crack of dawn to cook breakfast, pack the tents then walk back to Galashiels in time for the morning service.