Scouts Joint Camp

Date: 22nd Oct 2022 Author: Richard Smith

Scouts joint camp at Raby with the 14th Darlington. Scouts met at KFC car park in Darlington and quickly arranged gear into the trailer and boarded the bus over to the campsite. Once at the site we showed our visitors around and then pitched the tents.  The Scouts then played some wide games in the woods and ha hot chocolate around the campfire.

Saturday morning all the Scouts were up nice and early and had a lovely camp breakfast then spent the morning getting tents tidied up and some free time.  Just before lunch the Scouts boarded Barney the Bus and headed to Moorhouse Adventure centre for an afternoon of activities. They completed the cave bus adventure without anyone getting stuck.  The cave bus is an old coach that has been converted inside to house an indoor cave system.  The Scouts must wear caving gear such as hard hats and head lamps then follow courses and tackling obstacles and challenges.  The Scouts loved this activity and can’t wait to have another go.

After a short rest they had some free time on the site and ate their dinner before heading over to the crossbow range. Every scout hit the target, and some did well.  The last activity was The Cube which is a high ropes course with various challenges and obstacles to overcome.

All back to camp for tea, free time, and campfire.

Sunday morning the Scouts had a little sleep in before breakfast and it was well earned.  After breakfast the Scouts had a go Riffle Shooting at targets and like the crossbows all did very well. After this camp down and off home for bath and bed.



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