The Scouts had a great night climbing the huge walls at Redpoint, Worcester. Thanks to our instructors, and well done to George, James, Louis and Archie for earning their Adventure Challenge award.
This year’s Summer Camp was held at Pikes Pool near Bromsgrove and, while the weather was far from ideal, the Scouts spent plenty of time getting wet on the eponymous pool building rafts and kayaking.
Congratulations to Owen Dyson who won the ‘Scout’ class in the H&W County Climbing Competition on Sunday. Owen successfully ‘topped out’ ten of his twelve climbs at the first attempt, and was awarded a star for his determination when tackling the tricky F6B+ ‘Dynamic Challenge’.
For this year’s Summer Camp we spent three nights at the Kinver Scout Campsite in Staffordshire.
The weather was glorious and the Scouts got to try out climbing, crate stacking, archery, rifle shooting, orienteering and hiking. They cooked all their own meals (apart from our chip supper on Friday) and had a very raucous evening’s entertainment around the camp fire. We even managed an unexpected game of lasertag thanks to our noisy neighbours from Kidderminster.
Another fantastic Badge Camp at Rhydd Covert, near Bewdley. This year we took Patrol tents rather than two-man expedition tents and the Scouts seemed to enjoy that experience – judging by the lack of sleeping going on Friday night!
For the first time in five years, the camp achieved a 100% record with everyone earning their badge; between them, our Scouts received Pioneering, Camp Cook, Mechanic, Forester and the much sought after Master at Arms: Archery.
As ever, our thanks to the organising and catering teams at Rhydd, and to the H&W Activate team for providing instructors for all the activities.