Articles tagged with: Camping

Articles tagged with: Camping

Scouts go wild in Wales

27 Aug 2015

Each summer, we try to give our Scouts a different camping experience. Over the four years they tend to be with us they get the opportunity for: a land activities camp, a water activities camp, an International camp, and Lochearnhead. This year it was land activities and we spent a week camping at Plas Pencelli near Brecon. This is an activity centre owned by Swindon Education Authority, but we only made use of the toilets and showers, plus their excellent instructors.
During the week, the scouts did: two all-day hikes (one …

A new Scout’s view of Green Beret

23 Nov 2014

Green Beret is a challenging and exciting camp. You have to be prepared for the mud and tasks as well as the fun.

It’s a competition between Hertfordshire scouts.This year we were at Phasel’s Wood and there were 157 teams of up to 6 scouts.
We had to do several activities that challenged us mentally and physically. We started the morning with orienteering. We had to use a map to find 15 bases in 45 minutes. We only found 5, but that was still more than most. Then it was onto …

Green Beret – a Scout’s view

4 Dec 2013

On the 15th of November I set off to Green Beret and Gilwell Park, (the head of UK scouting), at 6:45 in the evening. We were supposed to arrive by 8pm, but we got stuck in traffic as we tried to enter the campsite along with the other 146 teams arriving at the same time. As we arrived we were given directions to where Letchworth & Baldock were camping.
We quickly found our leaders and sat down around the table to discuss tactics and rules. We went to bed early that …

Competing in Green Beret 2013

17 Nov 2013

Team 77 does its best, but can’t beat the best – yet!
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Green Beret is Hertfordshire Scouts’ premier competition for the Scout section. It takes place during one long day and comprises:

Assault Course
Orienteering Challenge
Loads of Day Activity Bases
Loads more of Night Activity Bases

This year’s Green Beret was held at the home of scouting – Gilwell Park, and 5th entered one non-competing team. We should have entered a full competing team, but unfortunately one member fell ill at the last moment and we couldn’t get a replacement.
A record 150 teams entered this …

Scouts go wild at Harmergreen Wood

29 Oct 2013

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Harmergreen Wood is the venue for our annual “traditional” weekend camp where Scouts learn and practice basic scouting skills: fire lighting, cooking on an open fire, wood chopping, shelter building etc. They also have a great time in the woods. The leaders have a great time too.
Harmergreen Wood is a basic woodland campsite located just outside of Welwyn Garden City. It has toilets and cold water but that’s it.
This year we had 16 Scouts and we were also joined by five of our Cubs on Saturday. We paired them …