Ten of our older scouts undertook their Expedition Challenge at the weekend.
To complete their challenge they have to plan an expedition, including destination, means of travel, routes / itinerary, food planning and then carry it out. They only thing they don’t have to do is carry all their camping equipment with them.
Both groups successfully planned their journeys and navigated their way from Sevenoaks to Malling District’s campsite at Comp Wood.
They then proceeded to cook the meals that they had bought. They all did a great job and all of the food looked edible!
After camping the night they then followed the other team’s route back to Sevenoaks.
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
On a beautiful May evening, 35 of us went for a stroll across the fields and woods to the West of Sevenoaks with the promise of deep fried potatoes as a prize. Groups started from different locations and converged on Tom Bells Chip shop in Station Parade.
Most of the scouts took a turn navigating, and all arrived with enough time to queue up for their prize. A couple of the groups were so quick they even added on a bonus loop!