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County Climbing Competition

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’.

Our thanks to the Activate team for organising the event, and to Dave at Vertical Limit in Worcester for hosting us.


Summer Camp at Kinver

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.

Badge Camp; Spring 2015

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.