Event: Spider camp, June 2018

Our weekend camp in June takes us just up the road to Nowhurst where we’ll discover a web of spider themed activities during the 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.


Help wanted: We are grateful to those parents who have already volunteered to help during the weekend. We still need your help to transport gear to the site. We will be meeting at the hall at 2pm on Friday to load up. You can either bring the gear over from 4.30pm or when you bring your Cub at 7pm.


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 8 June and run through until 4pm on Sunday 10 June with a closing ceremony at 3.30pm.

What: We’ll have a full weekend of spidery activities to keep us busy including a spiders web challenge and the chance to dangle by a thread.  As usual we will have plenty of time for games in the woods (including the return of our popular spiders v flies wide game), fire lighting, campfire songs and a few other challenges on the way.

Who: Camp has been open to all our members but to allow us to make final arrangements the Guest List is now closed. 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 or two. 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. If you are unsure of the sort of help we need then see the “helper at camp” section of our join us page.

Guest list at 5 June – 15 Cubs:

  • Adam (Pd+HF)
  • Evan (Pd+HF)
  • Finn
  • Harry (Pd+HF)
  • Izzy (Pd+HF)
  • James (Pd+HF)
  • Jasmine (Pd+HF)
  • Lucybelle (Pd+HF)
  • Luke W (Pd+HF)
  • Martha (Pd+HF)
  • Phillip (Pd+HF)
  • Poppy (Pd+HF)
  • Rohan (Pd+HF)
  • Thomas B (Pd+HF)
  • Thomas H (Pd+HF)
  • Violet (Pd+HF)

Cost: Camp fees for the weekend are £25 which of course includes all the activities and food. Thank you to everybody for having paid your camp fees in advance.

Booking: You could reserve your place online via the events tab in My Scout but the guest list has now closed

Bring: We have now issued a camp specific kit list. The only unusual item is that we would like each Cub to bring along two plastic milk bottle tops – ideally different colours but you can always swap with other Cubs. Our camping with the Cubs page has useful information for those who have not camped with us before.

Previous camps: We regularly 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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