Back To Basics Camp

Date: 27th Mar 2019 Author: Richard Smith

The cubs first camp of the year was at the group campsite The Cabin on Raby Estate in late March.  We arrived in Staindrop and set off walking to the site collecting wood along the way for the campfire.  Upon arriving at the site, we set up tents got the fire going then the cubs enjoyed some games and free time in the woods. Wally cooked supper then all in bed ready for Saturday.

All up breakfast sorted and ready for the day’s activities. We collected wood and every cub learnt how to prepare and light a fire.  They had a trust exercise and blind rope trail around the woods.  After dinner we hiked to the castle play area then to Staindrop an back to site. The cubs then played in the woods while Martin cooked Toad in the Hole.  The cubs then had a camp fire short film before bed.

Sunday all up camp down and site tidied up then the cubs built some bivvies’ before heading to Staindrop play park to wait for parents to collect. Everyone had a brilliant camp and cant wait for the next one in only 2 weeks’ time!

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls