Summer Camp 2019

Splashing in the Peak district

Naomi Booth :: Thursday 15th August 2019 :: Latest Blog Posts

Skip on campAt the end of July a mixture of 28 Scouts, Explorers and 10 Leaders drove up to the Peak District for our Summer Camp, (Glabatch Camp Site). It rained all of the way up all of the night and most of Sunday, from memory I think that we only had three dry days and one of those was on Saturday when we drove back. Fortunately our Scout Leader Rob had the foresight in that he had booked us indoor accommodation in a couple of big Farm Houses so at least everyone was sleeping in the dry.

Within the program we went abseiling, raft building, hiking, mountain biking around Derwent Water, swimming in an open air Lido, fi shing for trout (cooked and eaten by ourselves), on a trip to the National Arboretum, to Imperial North war museum, Manchester shopping centre where the Scouts carried out some indoor rock climbing with a fancy name which escapes me for now. The Explorers were indoor parachuting, Leaders shopping ugh, I was so impressed with the young people although we were cooped up indoors playing games and craft ing for some of the time, there was not one word of dissent or anyone falling out, a credit to their parents, Scouting and to themselves, a very happy and enjoyable camp.