A successful modular training session covering Introduction to Residential Experiences, Running Safe Activities and Practical Skills was held at 1st Drayton Scout Headquarters last weekend.
Leaders from all Sections attended this event. As part of the morning theory session we gave the participants opportunities to risk assess the venue, to fault find a camp site set up of good and bad points, and how to tie a friendship knot.
After lunch practical sessions were delivered for the participants to take part in. Bases included camp ovens, what a camp site should look like, mini pioneering, menu planning, compass work, camp fires, axe and saw safety, fire lighting and ideas for running a Scouts Own.
The last session of the day the participants prepared and cooked an evening meal on open fires.
The feedback from all the attendees said how much they had enjoyed the day, other comments received included the following:
“great ideas, good recap on activities, very informative, excellent just what scouting should be, all interesting and worthwhile, very good refresher”.
My special thanks go to all the participants that gave up their time to attend the training and to all that helped deliver, facilitate and cater for a very successful event.
Further details of all modules being delivered in the coming months can be found on the Norfolk scouts website.
County Training Manager