Woodcraft Folk

Cheltenham District
Woodcraft Folk

Bourton on the Water - Oct 2011

For two great evening activities from Cheltenham Elfins and Pioneers. First you need a big pile of junk craft material, some helpful parents, some enthusiastic children and a child friendly river close at hand. Fortunately we have all of these. The first evening was spent building the boats, which included a tin can to put a parafin wick to light the boats up for our second evening sailing wading and splashing about.

40 young members and parents turned up to light the torches and sail their boats through Bourton-on-the Water as the evening got darker. Molly aged 10 says "I really liked going in the water and having splash fights and getting wet, also I liked going under the bridges and in the deep water". Lucy (aged 7) said "I really enjoyed playing in the water at the end; really really fun especially when the water got really deep". Lucy's Mum said "It was a really special evening and something we would never normally do, the sight of the boats with their lights floating down the river was lovely". Simon our new Elfin Dad thought it "a fantastic idea".