Scouts Camp at Hamlet Wood

Our planned microlighting session during camp unfortunately had to be cancelled. After a quick reassessment of our weekend, we decided to relocate the camp to Hamlet Wood scout campsite near Maidstone.

The camp was a patrol camp, with scouts doing just about all the catering for the whole weekend, including cooking for leaders!

We tried a somewhat different menu for a change.

  • Supper: Sausage-in-a-bun, hot chocolate
  • Breakfast: Full English (choice of egg, beans, mushrooms, bacon, sausage, toast/eggy-bread)
  • Lunch: Chicken or haloumi fajitas followed by campfire doughnuts
  • Dinner: Spaghetti, tomato sauce and meatballs and pineapple fritters for desert
  • Sunday Breakfast: Breakfast burritos
  • Eleven o’clock snack: Smores

We did manage to squeeze some activities in-between the cooking and eating – we threw tomahawks, ran a catapult shooting gallery (only tin cans and chickpeas were hurt) and ran some wide games.

We have masses of photos and videos – there are a sample below but you can view them all in the shared album

As part of the camp each patrol created a Platinum Jubilee-themed skit

Fortunately no-one seems to have recorded the leader’s attempt at singing…