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Campover 2020 - Scouting in Lockdown

posted 24 Jun 2020, 14:23 by Dave Boott   [ updated 24 Jun 2020, 15:25 ]

Submitted by Mary Bradford

17th Long Eaton (St Francis) Scout Group

Although we can’t meet in the hall or go to camp, Scouting hasn’t stopped during lockdown. The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were invited to join in Campover 2020 – a virtual camp for Scouts and Guides in Derbyshire during May Bank Holiday. 19 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the Group responded to the challenge, joining over 6,000 other young people from around the world.

They could sleep anywhere other than their bed for 1, 2 or 3 nights and take part in lots of Scouting activities.

A few slept in a tent in the garden or in the house, others made some super tents out of blankets etc and families joined in as well on their camp beds


One Scout even left their electronic device to join in!

The favourite activity was toasting marshmallows and there was plenty of cocoa drunk before bed. Scouts and Cubs cooked breakfast for their families. Fire lighting skills were learnt and bacon or sausage was cooked on the BBQ, some Beavers joined in this too.

Several of the young people went out on long walks to the park and beyond; there was den building and singing camp fire songs


Judging by the smiley faces on the photographs we were sent everyone had a great time.

I know that several Cubs have been out on their bikes so I shall be awarding lots of cyclist badges and Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have been working on other badges too

The Beavers Cubs and Scouts have also had the chance to take part in the Great Indoors – over 100 activities and anyone not just Beaver, Cubs and Scouts can do them as well. Just follow the link: www.scout.org.uk

Looking forward to when we can meet again ……….

Akela

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