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Oldfield Park Scouts in Island Adventure

26 August 2014

Scouts from the 51st Oldfield Park have just returned from a camp on Brownsea Island the birthplace of Scouting. They sailed from Poole on 4th August and returned, tired, sun tanned, bitten (by mosquitos) but a bit more aware of the Scouts origins.

The seventeen Scouts and three leaders attended, and apart from the usual fun and games, they also learned about the challenges Baden Powell set the original 20 boys. The Scouts took part in a series of puzzles and learnt all there is to know about Red Squirrels.
 
The Scouts were fortunate to camp right next to the original site that Baden Powell,  used when he held the first camp in 1907. Along side their camp was a Troop from Warsaw in Poland, who they all made friends with, and exchanged social media contacts so they could all stay in touch – showing also how Scouting has kept up with change!

The Scouts enjoyed seeing how different Scouting can be in other countries, and great for the young people to get a sense of the worldwide scale of Scouting, while staying on the site of its humble beginnings. 

Oldfield Park Scouts are expanding and are looking to open a new Beaver Colony for 5-8 year olds, in September. If you or your child would like to join the Scouting Adventure in Oldfield Park or anywhere in Bath contact us here