Craig and Bill were out with Boclair Academy for a DofE bronze practice around the Menteith Hills enjoying some rain and some sunshine. A well organised group were suited and booted early doors in anticipation of a big day one walk.
Relatively benign weather saw us get into camp around 6 after a hard days walking, although we did have the best lunch spot :)
Tents up and food cooked under cover of a lean to saw the world's biggest game of tig while we went and retrieved the vehicles for the finish line.
Day 2 was set fair with sunny weather and after a full English breakfast, they were off along Loch Achray, navigating with great confidence for a Bronze group. A slow plodding (and sensible pace) saw us have lunch with the finish line in sight, overlooking Kinlochard with not a midge in sight :) BLISS
As Craig's group neared the end, blisters were playing up for one of the pupils and she needed extra assistance to get to the finish line - step in Bargy, the Kenny Rodger's stand in and give us all a fantastic rendition of the Gambler...it was very entertaining and indeed very good...I thought Kenny was standing on my shoulders! Now need to download it from i-tunes and learn more words than just the chorus.
Teamwork plays a big part of DofE and the team walked in arm in arm singing more tunes which meant nothing to me whatsoever.
Well done to all the pupils for a great effort and a great few days - looking forward to the assessment now!