Re: Outdoor Programme
Rachel Haigh (R.H.HAIGH@BHAM.AC.UK)
Wed, 23 Feb 1994 12:33:25 GMT
Just for interests sake....a brief run-down on the outdoor type activities of m
y troop over the last few months. It's a troop of about 40 Scouts (2 or 3 14 ye
ar olds, about half a dozen 13year olds, loads of 10,11). The Cub pack is somew
hat limited on camping/walking type activities, due to an Alkela approaching re
tirement, and an assistant who works most weekends. (There are 3 other assistan
ts, but, to be honest, the least said about them the better!!!. With 6 enthusia
stic outdoor-type leaders, we in the Scout troop can put on a pretty good progr
amme, with at least 3 leaders at each weekend away.
September - older lads go on County "Bivouac" weekend, lots of skinning of rabb
its, sleeping in shelters etc.
November - Weekend Youth Hostelling in Snowdonia (North Wales). 14 lads and 3 l
eaders attended for the whole weekend, with 2 more lads, 2 dads + 1 leader for
just the Saturday. Beautiful weather, excellent views. All the lads completed
2 good hikes, including Snowdon (highest Peak in Wales), and also did some basi
January - Winter Camp 14 lads, 4 leaders. We are one of the very few troops to
camp at this time of year. This was the largest turnout yet for W.C. (usually
more like 7 scouts)
April - training camp for young Scouts on a local site.
May - back packing in the Black Mountains (South Wales)
June - District Camp (AAAAARRRGGGHHHHH!!!) Loads of cubs, scouts + ventures, wi
Beavers visiting for the day.
July - summer camp in Wales (We do go to other parts of the UK most years, hone
st! This year featuring a day trip to Dublin.
Add to this list various day hikes, competition camps, district inter-troop
events (cyclo-cross, soccer, "Scouting Skills" etc).
Rachel (now, where do I find a weekend to visit my parents/clean the car/do
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