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Bathampton Scouts start their summer on camp

14 June 2017

Bathampton Scouts have just returned from their annual training and adventure camp in Dorset. The 10-14 year olds spent 4 nights camping at West Holm on the outskirts of Wareham under canvas and cooking most of their meals on wood fires. Despite the worst lightning and thunderstorm any of the Scouts had camped in they still enjoyed a fun packed camp.

The adventure included their Scout Olympics where they made their own javelin, discus and boats to use and compete against each other. The Scouts went on to visit Brownsea Island, where 7 new Scouts were formally invested into the Scout Movement at the memorial to the first Scout Camp held in 1907.
In preparation for their Summer Camp the Scouts worked towards their Outdoor Challenge Badge which included practicing camp craft skills such as fire lighting, tent pitching and cooking on Studland beach with Trangias.

The Scouts enjoyed their very own Apprentice Challenge where they had to collect or buy 50 items including a Geranium 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 Weymouth or Poole. They were scored on how little money they used to accomplish the task and the number of items found.

All the Scouts made it back with the Merlin’s Patrol led by Misha, just winning and the Kestrels led by Florian being ‘fired’!

The annual Spadger Trophy was won by the Kestrels Patrol. This trophy is awarded for gaining the most point from a culmination of camping skills, cooking, inspections and the Apprentice Challenge.

This camp is just one many activities that Scout Troops across Bath take part in. To join the next big adventure as an adult or a youth member get in touch today.