Girls from our council had an incredible time on their trip to England. Starting in London, they enjoyed sight-seeing, quickly learning the ins and outs of public transportation, including the tube (subway) and bus systems. In their first few days, they visited Covent Garden (a well-known indoor market), the British Museum (where they saw Egyptian and Roman statues, Etruscan artwork, and the Rosetta Stone!), and Piccadilly Circus (a bustling area much like NYC’s Times Square, known for theatre, neon billboards, and a large memorial fountain).
They also took an audio tour through London, visited Stonehenge, and stopped at Windsor Castle (the royal residence). Before leaving for Poacher, the girls finished off their London exploits with a bang, packing in the Tower of London, London Bridge, Westminster Abbey, the Globe Theatre, Pax Lodge, and Harry Potter world. The girls loved trying fish and chips, and espresso, which helped them fight off jet lag.
At Poacher, the travelers had a wonderful time making new friends and enjoying their international Scouting experience. While there, they enjoyed tons of activities like water zorbing, crate staking, climbing, a laser clay quest, zorb-ball, and being featured in the Poacher Newspaper. They even took a day trip to Boston… England! After returning home, the girls were tired but happy. Their favorite experiences on the trip? The Poacher Encampment, the Harry Potter studio experience, and riding the London Eye.
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