Explorer Camp Success

Over 100 Explorer Scouts from across the County came to together this weekend to enjoy the late summer sunshine to take part in Adventure, Friendship and Challenge at our County Explorer Scout Camp at Eaton Vale Activity Centre.

This was the first time that the Explorer Scouts have camped together as a County for a few years and it was a great success. The event took place after a couple of Explorer Scouts Leaders suggested the appetite for the camp and worked with the County Operations Workstream to make it a reality.

Young people and adults arrived on Friday evening to set up and be ready for a day full of activities on Saturday provided by Eaton Vale and Scouting volunteers, young people could also visit Info Bases to find out more about international scouting, becoming a young leader, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and other topics.

The day concluded with a cooking competition, where each team is given a random selection of food to prepare a main meal and dessert. Everyone then came together to share and try each other’s creations.

Evening activities included designing and building a ballista to see who could send a flaming arrow the furthest followed by a traditional camp fire.

Sunday morning started fresh with flag break and straight into a Youth Forum with Youth Commissioners Jack and Ed and an adult forum for the leaders.  This was followed by a ‘Task Master Activity” where teams went round 12 bases to solve problems in the quickest and best way. Everyone went home happy and looking forward to next year’s event.