Summer Camp 2016
This year we held our first week long Summer Camp in a long time, at Hopehill Campsite. Although the weather was pretty damp for the first two days, we kept warm with smores and hot chocolate. We used our pioneering skills to build gadgets to make our week more comfortable, such as the very useful washing up stand. We took turns cooking meals on camp fires and all got much better at cutting onions! On the Wednesday we went to Lower Grange Farm to have a go at climbing and their 'Cave Bus'. Everyone was very brave and pushed themselves to go further than they thought they could, including the Scout Leader who nearly got stuck in the Cave Bus! From the Thursday, the Cubs joined us and we completed the athletics badge, did some archery and made bivouacs in the woods, followed by the Scouts lighting their own fires and cooking fish on them. Some of the Scouts stayed out in their bivouacs overnight and loved it so much that they did it again the next night! On the Friday the Scouts had their first taste of navigating independently while negotiating a series of incidents. All Scouts (and the eggs they were told to keep safe all day) made it safely back to camp (with varying levels of support!). From the Friday night Summer Camp became Family Camp and some of the parents and other leaders arrived for an action packed weekend.