Explorers Whitsun Camp 2015
Following the investiture of two members of the unit in the morning. activities began on Saturday with a fire from embers from the night before, starting fires without using matches and sustaining those fires to boil an egg. Lunch was then cooked on Trangia cookers to get a different experience of making food on camp using expedition equipment.
The afternoon was spent making camp gadgets and playing kick cricket in the opening in the forest. Dinner consisted of hand-made burger and chicken kebabs cooked over the open fire along with Potatoes cooked by wrapping them in foil to be cooked in the fire.
Sunday morning after breakfast was a hike to go over some map and compass skills and enjoy the Ashdown forest before stopping for lunch. We then headed back to site for a relaxed afternoon and a round of Plate Golf in the warm afternoon sun.
Monday morning was a quick breakfast before packing up all the site in yet more sunshine ready for a lunch of leftovers before heading home feeling tired but happy after a good weekend.
Contributed by Ben Callow, Assistant Explorer Scout Leader