We found De Kluis (eventually!)

29 Jul 17

We have finally made it to De Kluis and located our camp site (and the lovely Rachel of course!)

Despite getting slightly lost (trust us to have the only coach in the fleet too high for the bridge!) and with huge thanks to the Belgian woman who stopped to give us directions (and even wrote them down for us!) we arrived at camp only about an hour later than planned!

We have had a busy afternoon already getting camp set up, heading into town to buy tonight’s dinner and getting to know our new friends from 7th Exmouth. Spirits are very high in camp and scouts and guides alike have all joined in with a mass football game.

We are looking forward to getting stuck into our first activities in Leuven tomorrow – except the leaders who are just looking forward to going to bed!

Tot Ziens De Kluis!

21 Aug 16

Wow this summer has gone quick! This is my final goodbye post and goodbye from De Kluis!

The campsite is now down and fully packed away. Thank you so much to Hydra and Rutland Explorers for helping put down camp. It is very much appreciated!

The past 6 weeks have included exploring new cities and a new culture, eating lots of Belgian chocolate and scouts challenging themselves with onsite activities. You have visited many locations including Leuven, Brussels, Brugge, Ypres and Walibi theme park.

Highlights for me include getting to eat some of the yummy food that the scouts and explorers have cooked, I have been very impressed with what you have created!

Dank u wel to all the groups that have visited De Kluis this summer. You have all been incredible and made an unforgettable summer.

What has been your highlight?

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Empty site

The Last Night!

20 Aug 16

Last night was the final night here at De Kluis for our final groups Hydra and Rutland Explorers.

Thank you Hydra for cooking a delicious dinner for us, the burritos and birthday cake were yummy. You did a fab job!

Hydra Explorers cooked some yummy burritos!

Hydra Explorers cooked some yummy burritos!

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Ending the week on a high!

19 Aug 16

Ending the week on a high for hydra as they took to the trees on the high ropes course! The explorers worked really well in a team to get each member through the various parts of the high ropes course. As a photo speaks 1000 words, here are a selection photos to demonstrate just how awesome Hydra are at the high ropes course!

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High ropes

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‘Fascinating and moving’ – WW1 Battlefields tour!

19 Aug 16

The end of the week is nearing for both Hydra and Rutland Explorers. Yesterday saw a long but fascinating journey to Ypres.

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Come Dine With Me – the camp edition!

10 Aug 16

This week, De Kluis has seen its very own ‘Come Dine with Me’ competition carried out, camp style!

Merlin ESU split into teams and had to plan, buy and create their own 2 course meals for a Come Dine with Me style competition. Merlin invited me to join them in their 3rd night of competition. I was treated very well indeed!

The menu included Pork chop cooked on the BBQ, sautéed potatoes and salad with a chilli and chocolate sauce – yummy!

 

Cooking the pork on the BBQ

Cooking the pork on the BBQ

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