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Apprentice Scouts Enjoy Adventure Camp

5 June 2015

Bathampton Scouts have just returned from their annual training and adventure camp in Dorset. The 10-14 year olds spent 5 days camping at Buddens Scout Centre on the outskirts of Puddletown under canvas and cooking most of their meals on wood fires. Activities included crate stacking, tunneling and building their own rafts in order to cross a lake and land on an Island. The Scouts also took part in a nature walk looking at the local flora and fauna, a visit to Lulworth Cove, a boat trip up the River Frome and a trip to Bovington Tank Museum complete with a live tank display.

 

The Scouts also enjoyed their very own Apprentice Challenge in which they had to collect or buy 50 items including a Fuchsia plant, ice cream, a cat, a ferry ticket and many other obscure and random objects. Their adventure took them by train and bus from Wareham to Bournemouth and then on to Poole and back to their campsite. All made it back with the Merlin’s Patrol led by Will, just winning and the Kestrels being ‘fired’!

The annual Spadger Trophy was also won by the Merlins Patrol, awarded gaining the most point from a culmination of camping skills and cooking; including their own choice of food bought to a budget and then prepared on a wood fire.

This camp is just one many activities that scout troops across Bath take part regularly run and take part in. To join their next big adventure contact us to find out how to get involved!