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    Amy Emmott

    Amy Emmott
    This is my first Poacher. I grew up on the Isle of Lewis but now live up in Dundee where I help at my local Guide Unit. I was a member of both Girlguiding and Scouting growing up, as my dad is a Scout leader and my mum a Guide leader. I can speak fluent Gaelic and did Highland Dancing from age 5 until I broke my legs at age 13 and my favourite colour is red.

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    High Flying Blades

    Posted by Amy Emmott on Aug 5, 2022 4:26:19 PM
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    Topics: Insider, Arena, Ceremonies

    Marvel-ous Wonder Fest

    Posted by Amy Emmott on Aug 5, 2022 11:45:00 AM

    For the first time in Poacher history, there is a subcamp just for 14-17 year old Explorer Scouts, Scouts and Rangers, Wonder Fest! The theme is Marvel, imminently clear from their massive gate into the camp covered in superhero images and spiderwebs. The main tent has bunting, flags, and themed board and video games for the participants to enjoy.

    The spirit of the camp could be seen right from the beginning of the week, as participants and staff put up tents in the rain and still managed to maintain their enthusiasm.
    About 25 different groups make up the subcamp, which consists of mostly Explorer Scouts, coming to join us from all over the world. From far-off places like Canada, Ireland, Austria, and of course more local ones from England and Scotland. Of course, you can’t forget Bagel, the guide dog.

    About 50 of the people on the subcamp are talking part in the 50|50 program, for the older participants who want the participant experience but also want to try out a staff role. This means they will be joining and helping staff teams throughout the week. They are all over the site, from Craft to Media teams. We spoke with Imogen from Mablethorpe Coastal Scouts, who said she was “really looking forward to the experience”.

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    Topics: Insider, Subcamps, Featured

    Only the Bravest in Quest Fest

    Posted by Amy Emmott on Aug 4, 2022 8:00:00 PM


    Dragons, goblins, quests and adventure. If any of these interests you, then head on over to Quest Fest – their mystic charm will enchant you. Going into the camp, it’s not unusual to see a unit chanting and cheering their way back to site.

    Dave, the subcamp leader, said it was “based on the renaissance fairs from America”. The success in this endeavour is evident as you get the medieval and mythical vibe from the moment you step into the subcamp.

    On Monday night, they held a massive fancy dress festival. In their costumes, they paraded around the subcamp, past guest Judges sitting on the thrones. While they were walking by, they gave a backstory to their character. These ranged from Doctor Who to Harry Potter, whilst the Welsh came forward with a spectacular flag-inspired dragon.

    When we spoke to Louisa from Lincoln Guides, she told us that she enjoyed watching the parade but thought that she, “could do better” as she brandished her newly painted shield. On Wednesday evening, the 54 units went head-to-head in a heated quiz to determine which unit has the most powerful and quick minds.

    If you want to drop in, feel free to say hi as there are plenty of on-the-go crafts. You can do these anytime, such as Hama beads, keyrings, shields and paracord woggles. 

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    Topics: Insider, Subcamps, Featured

    Here At Last: Behind the Scenes

    Posted by Amy Emmott on Jul 31, 2022 3:30:59 PM

    Before the Opening Ceremony began, we were lucky enough to chat to TikTok stars and five-piece band, Here at Last. Band mates Pedro, Tommy, James, Zach and Ryan said “we’ve never done an event like this before”.

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    Topics: Ceremonies

    Welcoming over 6000 Scouts and Guides

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