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Scout Skills Course Autumn 2017

There will be a Scout Skills weekend in September/October 2017.

Following the success of other Training camps, requests have been made to run another one.
The date will be 29 September to 1 October 2017.
The Venue will be Jessopp Road Scout HQ.
A booking will be confirmed upon receipt of the course fee of £20.
The basic program is as below.


Friday Night

  • Arrive and Set up Patrol Camp sites with instruction for those unsure how to erect Patrol Tents.
  • Lamp and Stove tuition – Gas / Petrol / Paraffin along with safety requirements for all types.


  • Aldershot kitchen construction (Camp Oven).
  • Bank Oven Construction.
  • Axe and Saw including Tree Felling.
  • Lashing and Knot tying ready for pioneering on Sunday,
  • Construction of Wet and Dry ‘Pits’, Camp Gadget Making tips,
  • Latrine construction – (for use on Greenfield Sites).
  • Methods of Teaching.
  • Splicing and Whipping
  • Penny Stove Construction (attendees will need to bring a pepsi and coca cola drinks can (one of each as they are slightly different sizes)

Sunday Morning

  • Pioneering.
  • Late Lunch (prepared using the ovens)
  • Clear up

Will not be covering Hike type tents as there is such a wide variety.  We will be covering Party Tents dos and don’ts along with the traditional Marquees as well.

This covers most of the basic stuff that people need to know and will cover most of the practical elements of Section 5 of Factsheet AC120990 which is used for Nights Away Assessment as well as Greenfield General waste and Human waste disposal on Greenfield Camps.
It is open to all sections as Nights Away permits are generic.

If you are an adult aged 18-25 or an Explorer Scout Leader, County will fund this course.

For more information please contact Norfolk Scouts County Office, email or telephone 01603 502246