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Scouts Elements 2017

Elements Weekend ‘Earth’


29th September – 1st October 2017

Scouts will take on our Earth challenge setting up camp and going back to basics in the depths of PACCAR’s woods.

The weekend takes the form of a survival skills weekend based in the Bushcraft Area deep in the woods of PACCAR Scout camp. It’s run as a competition with points being awarded for shelter building, food preparation and challenges.

The weekend will begin at 7pm on Friday with the competition beginning on the Saturday morning. Tents will be left up Saturday as emergency accommodation in case shelter building doesn’t go according to plan. An emergency tent is compulsory and must be pitched in Franks Field by Saturday morning whether camping on Friday night or not.

With professionals on hand, Scouts will have the opportunity to refine existing skills and learn new ones on the Saturday with sessions being held on knife skills, fire lighting, den building, making natural cordage and paracord before trying out their backwoods cooking skills and making their evening meal. Scouts will then join our all section campfire and get the chance to catch up and share the adventures of their day with Beavers, Cubs, Explorers and Network members.

On Sunday, adrenalin runs high as Scouts take part in our Bear Grylls challenge which will certainly have its high points and well as some low as it takes you through the treetops and underground! Scouts will then join our closing ceremony where all sections will celebrate their achievements and Scouts will be awarded with their Survival Skills activity badge.

At least one Leader will be required to stay on site for the weekend, but not with their team(s).  We would appreciate help from leaders during the weekend to help coordinate challenges.

Food will be provided for all participants for the weekend including a light supper on Friday. Scouts will need to prepare and cook their own meals on open fires.

Participants will be cooking all their meals on open fires. During the day Saturday they will be building shelters that they will hopefully sleep in overnight. Teams will need tarpaulins to use for their shelters in case of emergency but will gain more points for using natural materials. 

With the whole weekend priced at just £45 per participant which includes food and activities, spaces are filling fast! Call 01753 882640 or email now!


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