GROUP CAMP 15th-17th JULY 2016


What a fantastic weekend!† Scouts, Cubs and Beavers came together to enjoy a weekend of fun activities including action in the skies from the Farnborough Air Show.† The weather was balmy and everyone was in great spirits.† On the Saturday a number of Scouts and leaders went off to visit the air show, whilst others stayed on site to take part in climbing, abseiling, kayaking, raft building, caving, mini pioneering and backwoods cooking.† In the afternoon those on site took a short hike to the perimeter of the air show to watch the aerial displays.† A big thank you to all the leaders and parent helpers and† a special thank you to Miranda (Raksha) for masterminding the event.†

Tracey, GSL

On Beaver camp I liked the caving best because it had tunnels to explore and I also liked making my new flag. I also liked toasting my marshmallows on the fire.

Toby, Beaver Scout

This year, I got to go to the summer camp with some of the older Beavers and stay over one night at Runways End Activity Centre, which is near Farnborough airport. When we got there, we went potholing in a fake cave, underground. We played hide and seek, and we actually hid a few things and we had to find them without a torch. Some people got scared just like in a real life cave!† After potholing, we had huge marshmallows and toasted them - I really love marshmallows!† We also made flags, a design with anything we liked! We went on a walk to see the Farnborough Air Show, and sat on a hill and had drinks and watched the planes. It was so cool and we actually saw a Typhoon fighter jet and I can't believe what an awesome thing it was to see. We also saw bi-planes and other awesome fighter jets. They are so cool I wish I could fly in a jet one day.† In the evening we had a campfire and we sang songs and Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all sang as well!

Sam, Beaver Scout

On Friday we collected all the equipment from HQ and when we got to the campsite we set the tents up in the camping area.  I liked the canoeing the best and building the rafts.  I also liked playing games with the young leaders and football in the field.  The planes were very noisy due to the fact there was an airshow

Jonathan, Cub Scout

I really enjoyed caving the most. It was scary because it was dark but I laughed when Dad slipped down a slide inside. I loved seeing the aeroplanes, they were great.

Lewis, Beaver Scout

After school on Friday we met at HQ and loaded up the cars with everything we would need.† Then we set off to Runways End - I was really excited! When we arrived the first thing we did was put up our tents.† The Cubs were in one field and the Scouts were in the other one.† I shared my tent with William and Dominic. Afterwards we played King of the Hill in the big field before having a supper of hotdogs and cake, along with hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.† Then we went off to our tents and grabbing our washbags, we went to brush our teeth and change into our pyjamas, before snuggling down into our sleeping bags.† The next day after breakfast we tidied up our tents and got ready to go raft building.† It was great fun on the lake because we built our own rafts using oil drums and there was a challenge - all of you must fit in one section of the raft.† Then all of the other team fell in the lake - ha ha! We also managed to see some of the planes from the Farnborough air show - my favourite was the Typhoon, which was very loud as it flew over us! After lunch we went canoeing, which I had never tried before.† It was great fun! Then we played marine basketball - which is basketball on boats!† That evening we had a camp fire and performed some sketches, which were very funny.† I was in the "Ugliest Pig in the World" sketch! Then we sang some songs and went to bed - I was very tired after such a busy day.† On Sunday morning we packed up our tents and got ready to go home.† I had a fantastic time at camp and can't wait for the next one!†

James St, Cub Scout




Group camp was great, infact probably the best camp Iíve been to all year round.† It was hot, maybe a bit too hot, but compared to monsoon camp last summer I definitely preferred the hot weather.† The activities were amazing, in particular climbing and abseiling. I think that these activities made the camp great because they tested our bravery, trust in one another and strength, all of which a good scout should have. Group camp was also a good experience as we got to make friends with and teach all the beavers and cubs. So many thanks to all the leaders who helped organise this spectacular camp which none of us will forget in a hurry.

Philip, Scout

On the Friday after school we set off to go to camp! To start things off, we started to pack up the cars with all the kit we needed for the camp. As soon as we arrived we unpacked the cars and put our tents up. After a long first afternoon we had a hot dog, with a choice of ketchup or brown sauce. A short while later we had some free time and went to bed.

On Saturday some of us went to the air show and had a great time. We had a great spot, virtually next to the runway. We saw the red arrows, an A380 and even the typhoon ( one of the loudest planes in the world - it can travel faster than the speed of sound)!! There were many other planes too such as the spitfire, an F15 and many more!!! Some of us even saw Tim Peake on the stage. After a long day we walked back to camp and had some free time and had dinner which was fajitas. Then we also had a campfire and sung some amazing songs. After that we played some cricket, had hot chocolate and cake, and then went to bed.

On the Sunday morning we packed everything up, had breakfast then headed home.

Nathan, Scout