Scouts: Spring Camp 2012, Wayland Campsite
The Scout Troop has been out there and proven that it is made of stern stuff! They camped on Wayland Campsite in Westerham for the whole of the May Day bank holiday weekend in surprisingly cold and soggy conditions for the time of year. Every single member of the troop got stuck in to the camp and made sure that the weather didn’t stop them from enjoying what was a brilliant weekend’s camping!
With the site up on Friday night, the troop started Saturday by collecting wood for the fire that evening, having prepared a full cooked breakfast to start the day. They then ventured off site in heavy rain for a much needed indoor activity at the local reptile/wildlife centre in Tatsfield. The Scouts had an opportunity to handle a snake (pictured) and saw a vast array of animals including meerkats, owls, fish, crocs and a rather feisty parrot. The day was concluded with dinner (of course also prepared for themselves) and a wide game in the woods followed by a much needed fire.
Sunday was much the same in terms of weather, however the troop cracked on with the task at hand. The Scouts learned knife, saw and axe (pictured) work and put their new skills to the test. They then continued the day with some fun and games and rounded off the day with a combination Thai, Chinese & Indian food night where they all got to try something new.
Monday saw the end of our camp, and although the leaders and scouts were pleased to get out of the rain, a great weekend was had by all.