This year it really was a chiller camp, with cold weather all weekend – getting as low as -4 C on Saturday night.
As usual, we pitched camp on Friday evening, after getting all the tents up we erected the Christmas tree and tucked into a sausage-in-a-bun. In a foretaste of what was to come, there was definitely a nip in the air as we sat down to eat.
Entertainment for the remainder of the evening was decorating the mess tent and the traditional Christmas Quiz. In a shock, hopefully never-to-be-repeated turn of events, the scouts beat the leaders!
Members of the group attended the Sevenoaks Town Remembrance Day Service held in front of the war memorial at the Vine on Sunday.
We are very proud of all of the young people that came and remembered today, especially our newest section Squirrel Scouts aged 4 and 5 years old. Over 75 of our members paraded along the road from The Drive.
We were joined by members of the 1st and the 10th scout groups, plus members of Explorers.
Cubs from the 4th & 9th hiked from Shoreham. They took in the view from Meenfield wood and then went on to meet Beavers at the Otford Solar System.
Next they stopped for chips on their way to Mill Lane followed by a campfire! Everyone slept outside with many Cubs hammocking or bivouacking for the first time all under our fantastic outside shelter. Many first nights away were achieved.
Last week Scouts from Swift, Chapman troops at the 4th and 9th Sevenoaks Scouts took their summer camp at the Kent International Jamboree (KIJ) at the Kent County Showground in Detling.
What is KIJ
Kent International Jamboree is an activity camp for scouts from around the world in the heart of Kent. With over 3,500 young people from coming together to take part in activities and celebrate scouting.
A Jamboree is an opportunity and an experience like no other. Most Scouts and Guides get to experience many different forms of nights away experiences but a Jamboree, whether it’s a local, national or international Jamboree is the kind of camp that will live with them forever.