Report: French weekend camp

Our weekend camp in September 2015 took us back to one of our favourite sites at Stedham near Midhurst in the South Downs. We enjoyed finding out about France for our Billingshurst Show float so thought we’d use the theme for the whole weekend. There was plenty of time for the usual camp fires and wide games too. It was a level 3 camp as we slept in tents.

We used to visit Stedham every year but after our camp in 2012 it was put up for sale. This is the first year it has been open since then and we were delighted to find that things were more or less unchanged.

Our French influences were perhaps rather subtle but we included a petanque competition, building the Eiffel Tower, storming the Bastille and even got to taste some French cheeses. Although the nights were cold the days were beautifully sunny, helping us enjoy the lovely views of the South Downs.

Our guest list was:

  • 15 Cubs – Abi, Aiden, Craig, Daniel, Ethan, Henry, James, Kinley, Lily, Max, Robin, Theo
  • 1 Scout – Holly
  • Leaders and helpers – Akela, Jacala, Tabaqui, Hawkeye, Marian, John, Andrew (Chil), Jane (Sat), Phoenix (Sun), Mike (Sun)

We’re grateful to all the helpers who came along to make it such a good weekend.

For more pictures please see our Weekend camp gallery

Thanks to Jacala & Tabaqui for providing the photos