Scouts Winter Camp 2015
Last weekend, (9th-11th January 2015) 100’s Scouts from across Kent met up with 3,000 others from across the UK to welcome in a new year of adventure whilst camping at Gilwell Park in North East London, the home of Scouting and outdoor adventure.
The annual Winter Camp in January provides the opportunity for Scouts to take part in over seventy different adventurous and fun activities ranging from abseiling to Zorbing. The boys and girls, aged between 10-18, along with nearly 1,000 adult Leaders, enjoyed the experience of sleeping in tents for two nights, cooking on open fires and enjoying a packed programme led by a team of 200 adult volunteers.
Ruby from 27th All Saints said “Winter Camp is great because I can meet up with my friends and take part in some adventurous activities. Last year I was too scared to zorb, but I have done it today and it was so much fun.”
Chief Scout Bear Grylls, said "Winter Camp provides a whole new adventure experience for young people. The challenge is all about empowering Scouts with the skills to survive challenging conditions and how to keep warm and comfortable in their tents. It's great to see so many young people enjoying such a wide range of activities, from climbing, abseiling, quad biking and high ropes. I’m super proud of their enthusiasm and spirit of adventure".