Group Camp & Mini 5-Tors

What a busy start to the new term!!

At the beginning of the month we had 56 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers camping at Caddihoe Scout site – a first in getting all the Group under canvas.

Once again it was a great family event giving the opportunity for the whole Group to come together and have Fun and Adventure.

The Scouts and Explorers had set up the site on the Friday, with the Cubs and Beavers joining us on Saturday morning. We then had a packed day with activity bases ranging from Orienteering, Blind-trail, damper-bread cooking and paracord bracelet making.

A traditional camp-fire at the end of Saturday, followed by wide-games in the dark for all but the Beavers, closed the day.

Even so it was still a very early start when the Beavers emerged from their tents on Sunday morning (before 6am!). After the Beavers had returned home we then had a gentle day of outdoor games, with the camp closing after lunch.

With a wonderful weekend of weather, and fantastic support from the adult leaders and helpers, it was a great success.

We then had 4 teams taking part in the District Mini 5-Tors event starting at Hound Tor. A team from the older Cubs completed the 16km hike in just over 7 hours. Two Scout teams walked 20km courses, and the Explorers the 24km hike.

A challenging start to the day with the mist hanging over the moor for a few hours, but thankfully by lunchtime the sun appeared and made for a fine September day.

Especially for the younger members, it was a great achievement for all taking part.