Event: Weekend camp, Jun16

Our weekend camp in June takes us just up the road to Nowhurst where we’ll have plenty of time to celebrate the centenary of Cubs by trying some of the activities that they might have done over the 100 years. 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.

If you are on our guest list please see the joining instructions

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 Nowhurst Lane which is narrow and twisty so please drive carefully, respecting the neighbours and other parents who may have already dropped off and be departing.

When: We start at 7pm on Friday 17 June and run through until 4pm on Sunday 19 June with a closing ceremony at 3.30pm.

What: We’ll have a full weekend of activities to keep us busy as we look back on 100 years of Scouting skills. As usual 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.

Sunday: We’re repeating our Father’s Day Fun Day on the Sunday. Parents who want to visit for the day or Cubs that can’t camp but would like to do some of the activities can join us at 10am on Sunday. You’ll need to register via Groupspaces so that we can cater for the numbers. Activities are likely to include a cricket/rounders game, fire lighting, cooking your lunch on the fire and working in teams to make shelters. The cost for a day visitor, adult or Cub is £3

Who: Camp is open to all our members. With Nowhurst being just up the road it is an ideal event for first time campers (in which case you may find our camping with the cubs page useful).
We’ll have Marian looking after things in the kitchen but she will need a kitchen helper (you don’t have to stay overnight unless you’d like to but we will need you to help with preparing breakfast). We’d welcome extra adults to help us during the weekend (anybody that camps must have a Scouting DBS check) and especially taking gear to site on the Friday afternoon and pitching the tents. Do talk to a leader if you are interested.

Guest list at 12 June (16 Cubs):

  • Charlie
  • Clementine
  • Elliott
  • Ethan
  • Finley W (paid)
  • Isabella
  • James
  • Jasmine
  • Joshua
  • Kinley
  • Lucybelle
  • Martha
  • Max
  • Poppy
  • Robin
  • Thomas
  • William

Cost: The cost of the weekend is £27 but as usual we are using our Parbrook Cashback to keep down the costs that you have to pay. This reduces the camp fees to £24 which you have all paid.

Booking: Our guest list is now closed. Thank you to everybody on the list for completing their health form (HF).

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 although the night is quite short at this time of year. Don’t forget that you must arrive at camp in your uniform.

Previous camps: We often visit the Spider Site at Nowhurst, both to camp and for our end of term evening in July. Have a look at our reports from past events to remind yourself what it is like.

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