Camping and Outdoor Activities
At the 1st Marldon Scout Group, we like to do outdoor activities. We have ideal weekend camping and sleepover facilities at Watcombe Campsite.
We also like to camp elsewhere. On average, we would normally run at least 2- 3 camps per year. We encourage ALL our members to attend at least some of our camping and outdoor programme. We believe it nurtures independence and helps to develop social and interactive skills, something that being a scout is all about. So come along, get dirty, have a great time with the many friends you will make.
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These are close-ish to home and usually run from Friday night till Sunday lunch. Weekend camps are very active with wide games, campfires, more games, challenges and adventures. We usually ask parents to assist by driving your scout to and from the campsite (parents often car-pool).This helps keep the cost down as we don’t have to hire minibuses.
You may share a tent with other members from your section. We usually have at least 4-6 in a tent.
You have to be able to keep your kit tidy and named so you don’t lose any of it.
With numerous camps coming up through years of Scouts (and maybe Explorers), please think about camping kit early in your scouting career. When you come on a camping trip with us you will need some extra personal gear. We will supply the tents, the cooking equipment and the activity equipment, but you will need to provide your personal gear. If you have space on your Birthday/Christmas List you might like to think about:
The leaders are more than happy to advise on kit, on what they use and what is good for them.
Mountain Warehouse offers a discount if you tell them you’re a Scout, you might have to recite your Promise!! Scouts shop online have quality kit too. A full kit list is always provided before any camp takes place.
Packing your Kit
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts regularly bring too much kit to camp, especially for short camps and mainly because their mums pack for them!! Scouts should always take the minimum possible kit to camp and make sure it is labelled and packed well. We’ll send out a kit list before every camp, please read it carefully and pack light. For this reason we have a few standing rules. These are designed to help train scouts for future activities and to make sure they are warm and comfy at night. When you pack your kit