Event: Weekend camp

Our weekend camp in September takes us just up the road to Nowhurst where we’ll be having a Scouting skills weekend. There will be plenty of time for the usual camp fires and wide games too. It will be a level 3 camp as we will be sleeping in tents.

Where: We will be camping on the Spider Site at Nowhurst Camp Site near Broadbridge Heath.

Directions: You will need to make your own way to and from the site. You may like to follow our directions. Whichever way you come you will end up on the narrow lanes so please drive carefully.

When: We start at 7pm on Friday 12 September and run through until 3.30pm on Sunday 14 September with a closing ceremony at 3.15pm.

What: We’ll have a full weekend of activities to keep us busy. On Sunday the Cubs will be cooking their own lunch on fires that they have made. We’ll also have plenty of time for games in the woods and a few other challenges on the way.

Who: Camp is open to all our invested members but sadly not our visiting Beavers or those that are only joining us in the Autumn term. The guest list is now closed and is as follows:

  • 17 Cubs – Ollie, Craig, Zack, Theo, Aiden, Harry, Luke P, Alex, Lily, Adam S, Jamie, Grace, Isabella, Lauren, Daniel, Ethan, Olivia and Holly
  • Helpers camping – Tabaqui, Scott
  • Adults camping – Jacala, Hawkeye (Fri night), Marian (Sat night), Caroline, Matt
  • Adults visiting – Tracy (kitchen helper), Steve/Nova (Sat), Raksha, Bagheera (Sun)

Cost: As usual we are using our Parbrook Cashback to keep down the costs that you have to pay. Our camp fees are £20 and you just need a £10 deposit to reserve your place. The remaining £10 will need to be paid before camp (or next week perhaps).

Paperwork: Thank you all for returning your paperwork – we have a complete set of health forms

Bring: The kit list shows all that you need to bring. There is nothing particularly unusual required for this camp. Remember that there is no electricity on site so you’ll need a good torch for those night time trips to the loo and the evenings are getting dark quite early now. Don’t forget that you must arrive at camp in your uniform. The weather is getting colder at night too so make sure you bring at least 1 warm blanket to keep you cosy overnight plus your welly boots for first thing in the morning when the grass is wet.

Previous camps: We last camped on the Spider Site at Nowhurst in June 2013 but we also visited it in July for our end of term evening. Have a look at our reports from past events to remind you what it is like – just click on the reports link at the top of the page.