12th-14th Jun 2015 (Fri-Sun) - District Camp

District Badge.jpgOn the weekend of 12th – 14th June 2015 40 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the 10th Worcester took part in the biennial Worcester District Camp along with hundreds of other Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from across the Worcester District.

This year the Camp was held for the first time at Ombersley Court on a large open field just in front of the main house. The camp was set up by the Leaders on the Friday afternoon which was lucky as it began to rain at about 5pm just before the Cubs and Scouts arrived. The rain eased off in time for them to play a wide game before it was hotdogs and hot chocolate before bed.

It rained solidly throughout the night but everyone was snug in their tents listening to the Ombersley Church clock chiming and the sound of the rain. The rain eased off again during Saturday allowing the Camp proper to get into full swing. After a breakfast of cereal, sausage, bacon, egg, and beans it was off to flag break and then to the first of the three activity zones taking place on Saturday.

The Beavers who were visiting for the day arrived at 10am in time to join in with the activity zones.

The camp was arranged “jamboree style” where all the activities were split up into four zones, Adventure, Discovery, Service, and Skills. The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were split into groups and spent about 2 hours in each zone, trying out as many of the activities that were available as possible. Amongst (many) others the activities included Air Rifles, Archery, Axe and Saw Skills, Blind Maze, Caterpillar, Caving, Circus Skills, Crate Staking, Eye Of God, Fire lighting, First Aid, Moroccan Experience, Paracord Bracelets, Powerisers, and Woggle Making.

After visiting the first two zones there was a quick stop for lunch of wraps with and assortment of fillings, ham, cheese, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread, marmite, and radish. These were accompanied by apples, oranges, grapes, and bananas as well as yoghurts.

After lunch it was on to the next zone for more activities. After this the Beavers departed and the Cubs and Scouts had an evening meal of spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread.

Next was a whole camp campfire with a selection of traditional songs though the thing that caught most attention was being buzzed by a couple of drones filming us for the District face book page.

Back to camp for supper of beef burgers and off to bed.

Sunday had much better weather with bright sunshine. After breakfast the Cubs and Scouts completed the last of there four zones before returning to camp for lunch and to start packing away all their kit and start taking down the tents.

There was a Scouts Own, a few presentations, including to 10th’s own Rowan who won the camp badge design competition. After the closing ceremony we finished packing away all our kit into the new trailer and everyone departed.