On Thursday 12th December 2019 York Outdoor Group turned 30!
To celebrate this occasion we had a party. The lyrics to two familiar songs were sung and a poem, specially written for the occasion was read out by Sarah Craigie:
A Poem for YOG
What we love about YOG, when all’s said and done,
is the friendship, the laughter and fun.
New places, new faces, life played on the aces
and good times out in the sun
Whatever your fix, your pick and mix,
you’ll find it in YOG in the round
Inspiring adventures to tease you and tempt you
And joining is only five pounds!
There’s wagtails and cocktails, mangoes and tangos,
pooh sticks, rabbits and whist
Clouds, birds and cake, whatever it takes,
YOG’s a catalyst for our happiness
There’s a warm welcome here and plenty of cheer
YOG raises your spirits by half
Whatever the season, whatever your reason,
YOG puts you on the right path
Some Yoggies say, when they first come our way,
‘It’s not as we would have predicted’
‘But now that we’re here, we’ll continue each year,
we’ve become completely addicted!’
It’s the sharing and caring of life’s ups and downs
As we walk amongst nature in bloom
It’s the pub nights and socials that we find so crucial
There’s always a lot of love in the room
So let’s raise a toast, to some of the most
of the loveliest people we know
Long may we stay, as happy today
And since YOG started 30 years ago.