Bathampton Scouts In Camping Success

Date: 23rd May 2022 Author: Amy Howard
28th Bathampton Troop recently returned from an action-packed Scout Camp held near Frome over the Bank Holiday weekend.The young people, ranging in age from 10 ½ to 14-years-old, camped in Patrols under canvas, cooked their own meals on a wood fire and practised Scout Craft skills led by their Patrol Leaders. The various skills and cooking were judged over the weekend which led to the Eagle Patrol winning the coveted Spadger Trophy for camping.

The Troop also held a Camp Competition won by the Eagles followed closely by the Merlins. The competition was a series of Challenges some fun, some serious many of which could be completed as a Patrol or individually. They included naming the parts of an axe, identifying edible plants, passing the whole Patrol though an A4 piece of paper to writing a post card home.
Other activities included a Night Hike to Great Elm and a mini raft race; where the Scouts built rafts and floated them down the stream
Camping is just one of the many activities available to young people in Scouting
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