Successful Camp at Home 2

Date: 15th May 2021 Author: David Cowie



This event was an opportunity for all sections to “Camp Together” over the weekend of 8th – 9th May, but from the comfort of their own homes!

Multi media platforms were used including Online Scout Manager, this website and the groups Facebook pages. It was an opportunity for  everyone who took part to gain 1 night away credit; as long as they did not sleep in their beds, and created a den, or a tarp shelter to sleep in. Family members were also encouraged to take part to make it “fun for all the family”.

The attendees were furnished with a recommended camp menu option and the camp programme which included:

  • Den Building / Shelter Making
  • Fire Lighting
  • Let’s Build activity
  • Family Adventure – Walk/Cycle challenge
  • Creative Challenge – Making bird boxes/Painting rocks/Producing a paracord item.
  • Family Quiz
  • Star Gazing / Bedtime stories.
  • Morning exercise workout
  • Electronics.

Despite the awful weather putting paid to the Family Adventure Challenge, everyone had a brilliant time, sharing some fun, laughter and challenges along the way.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls