This year’s Christmas Camp was held at Broadstone Warren, just outside Forest Row in East Sussex.
Weather was a lot warmer than last year, but the 16mm of rain made things fairly damp.
After a scout survey, we went for a climbing heavy programme. It included
- Christmas Quiz – which team of scouts (or leaders) will triumph in a festive quiz. The leaders only get to answer questions that the scouts have missed.
- Crate stacking – the scouts see how high can get as a stack of milk crates is built under them
- Abseiling – scouts descend the side of the 12m climbing tower on a rope
- Tunnels – the scouts explore a multi-room man-made underground tunnel system
- Leap of faith – scouts climb up to a platform high above the forest floor and see if they can grab hold of a hanging bar several metres in front of them
- Jacob’s Ladder – scouts climb up a ‘ladder’ of logs, each gap between logs getting further apart
- Climbing – scouts pick a way up the side of the climbing tower
- Silent disco – scouts choose to listen to one of three
- Christmas Carol-fire – a Christmas-themed sing-song round the camp fire
- Festive campfire sketch – each of the five quiz-teams perform a campfire seasonal skit.
And no camp would be complete without everyone’s favourite activity (apart from complaining about the weather), eating!
This year featuring: Cooked breakfast, porridge, soup, sandwiches, Christmas dinner featuring spit-roast turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes and veggies followed by panettone or Christmas pudding and custard; camp doughnuts, more porridge, spit-roast pork and apple rolls and mince pies
A huge thank you to all the scouts, leaders and parents that helped make camp happen.
If this looks like something you would like to do, then you can join scouting too! As an adult or a young person.